Welcome! As part of its ongoing mission to document the Art and Production History of Star Trek, this site will present technical articles on Star Trek prop and costume authentication - focusing on The Original Series - with detailed photos and episode screenshots to complement the information presented; as well as feature pictorials to showcase Star Trek memorabilia in private & public collections, present rare Behind The Scenes TOS imagery & discuss other topics.
Gerald Gurian is a 40+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
- Star Trek TOS At Auction Part I - Gurian Collection Highlights - Greg Jein TOS Hero Type II Phaser
-Authenticating a TOS Communicator -6 Myths About Star Trek Prop Design -Star Trek 3rd Season Command Tunic
- Design Features of TOS Tricorders -Star Trek Props At National Air & Space - TOS Leatherette Tricorder
- TOS Federation Sciences Dress -Desilu Studio TOS Prop Fabrication - Unreleased Allen/Gurian Prop Photos
- The Beautiful Women of TOS Part I -TOS U.S.S. Enterprise 11' Filming Model - Captain Kirk's Chair from TOS
- Spock Ears -TOS Control Panels & Displays - Mr. Spock's Science Station
- TOS Soundstage at Desilu -TOS Shatner Romulan Pants - The Beautiful Women of TOS Pt. II
- TOS Galileo Shuttlecraft -Greg Jein TOS Cage Laser Pistol - TOS 3rd Season Midgrade Type II Phaser
- Dr. McCoy's Sickbay on TOS -TOS Balok Puppet Head - Captain Kirk "Mirror, Mirror" Tunic
- Greg Jein TOS Hero Tricorder -1992 Smithsonian TOS Cast Video - TOS 1st Season Command Tunic
- TOS "Where No Man" Silver Contact Lenses -TOS Special Effects: The Transporter - The Art of Matt Jefferies
- TOS "Space Seed" Gold Mesh Jumpsuit -Gorn Costume from "Arena" - Rare TOS Behind-the-Scenes Videos
- TOS Stunt Type II Phaser -1993 Bill Theiss Estate Auction - TOS Shatner Command Dress Tunic
- TOS Elasian Royal Guard Tunic -TOS Finnegan Silver "Shore Leave" Tunic - TOS Science Officer Tunic "The Cage"
- TOS Shatner Early 1st Season Command Tunic -William Shatner TOS Tunics At Auction - TOS Shatner Late 1st Season Command Tunic

Monday, May 26, 2008

Special PhotoStudy: Star Trek - The Original Series Uniform Trousers

Some TOS collectors might be unaware that a special silver-speckled black fabric was employed in the fabrication of some of The Original Series Starfleet uniform pants. Below is a publicity photo of Ensign Chekov in which the fabric pattern is clearly visible.

The following pants were obtained directly from CBS/Paramount inventory and are believed to have been used in several episodes of TOS. It contains the speckled fabric at the cuffs only...

Note the style of sewn-in costume label is identical to that used in the 2nd season Blue Federation dress photographed for an earlier post on this website and visible at the link: http://startrekpropauthority.blogspot.com/2008/03/special-photostudy-federation-sciences.html

Contrary to popular belief, these pants did contain pockets, however, the opening was aligned very high (almost right at the waistline) and would be easily hidden under the Starfleet tunic...

Note the TOS inventory designation P38.

A closeup of the speckled fabric ...

This second pair of pants contains speckled fabric throughout and clearly possesses some aged internal fabric and components.

It has a TOS inventory designation of P10...

Note that the word "STOCK" is faintly discernible on the white inner lining ...

The zipper assembly is the same as that on the first pair, with manufacturers marks on the pull that read "TALON".