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

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Some Photos of a Star Trek Phase II Nurse Chapel Federation Dress

This unfinished Nurse Chapel dress was obtained directly from CBS/Paramount's Star Trek inventory and features a design pattern identical to some dresses seen in The Original Series. The medical Starfleet insignia patch is early '70s era from Lincoln Enterprises, and was attached after purchase. Many experienced TOS collectors are aware that the Phase II costumes were created from leftover Original Series 3rd Season fabric bolts. The recent Christies 40th Anniversary Star Trek auction affirmed this in describing several Phase II lots of various Command and Engineering Starfleet tunics (see lots 946 through 949) as being of either Phase II or TOS 3rd Season origin. The 2nd last photo in this post provides an excellent closeup of the fabric pattern; which features a small square-weave design as opposed to the diamond-weave style seen in other posts on this site dedicated to 3rd Season tunics. It is believed that both fabrics were present in TOS inventory; some in anticipation of 4th season production requirements that were never realized due to the series cancellation. The following photos show some of the major construction details of this Federation dress ...

Here is Majel Barrett wearing an identically designed costume in TOS ...