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 35+ 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

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Some Rare Star Trek: The Original Series Bridge Behind-The-Scenes Photos

Here are some rarely seen behind-the-scenes Bridge images taken during TOS production. They are followed by a few episode screenshots that present the Bridge from different perspectives.

This overhead clapboard view was taken during the filming of "The Galileo Seven" ...

In the photograph below, one can see how a special overhead floodlight has been positioned to better illuminate the actors in the scene. Also, because of the distance separating the cast, two overhead microphones are employed for proper sound capture...


In this image from a deleted scene filmed for "The Cage", a large portion of what will later be employed as the Laser Cannon targetting scope is seen originally mounted as a Bridge prop...

The following photo demonstrates how the TOS Bridge Set was ingeniously constructed as a series of removable sections that could be repositioned as needed during production to facilitate the placement of camera and lighting equipment ...

A clapboard photo of Mr. Spock at his Library Computer station ...

A beachball is filmed as a color and light reference device ...

Actor James Doohan studying his script in the Captain's Chair ...

The actors depart the soundstage at the end of the filming day ...

Some selected episode screenshot views of the Bridge ...