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

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Star Trek: TNG Sciences Blue Male Starfleet Uniform

This one-piece Male jumpsuit was featured in various episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and has black shoulders with the Sciences Blue chest, back, sleeves and piping around the Mandarin collar; as well as a black waist and legs that end in stirrups. It features a Velcro patch on the left breast for attachment of a commbadge; and has a sewn-in Star Trek:TNG costume label that reads #276 as well as a sewn-in Deep Space Nine label with the name Michael Bunce. Some high resolution photos that reveal its construction details follow ...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Special PhotoStudy: Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) White Desert Jumpsuit from Star Trek: Enterprise

This White Desert Jumpsuit was screen worn by the lovely Jolene Blalock in her portrayal of T'Pol, the Vulcan First Officer of the Enterprise NX-01 in the most recent Star Trek television series, Enterprise (2001-2005). It was obtained directly from CBS/Paramount inventory, and is distressed with moderate soiling and tears to the right leg of the jumpsuit, where green Vulcan faux bloodstains have been applied. A sewn-in Enterprise costume label contains the name "Jolene Blalock" in faint lettering, which has been over-written with the name "Bonie Yanagisawa", who was the stunt double for Blalock during series production. As is the case with other principal character wardrobe items from the show; it is believed that this costume was originally screen worn by Blalock for the filming of multiple episodes, and then relegated to stunt usage when it became frayed/damaged. Some detailed photos of the jumpsuit are presented below; followed by some screenshots of Blalock in costume from the 4th season episode "The Forge"...

Rare Star Trek:TNG Working Hero Phaser

This rare, working Type II "cobra" phaser was obtained directly from Rick Sternbach, the Senior Illustrator for Star Trek: TNG; who created this design for the 3rd season of the series to replace the Season One "dustbuster" style. The prop was likely built by the celebrated propmaker Ed Miarecki, who was contracted to make other working props such as tricorders and scanners, as well as many starship filming models for TNG during Seasons 3 through 7 inclusive. This hero phaser features a permanently sealed-in power cell that can be plugged in to recharge. Due to its age, the internal battery does not hold a significant charge; but some cascading LEDs and internal lights still function. The small white right side control button on the top of the phaser was designed to ramp up the Force Setting from 1 to 16, and progressively illuminate the 16 yellow/green/red rectangular LEDs with each press of the button. The small white control button on the left would power off the LED meter display. The long rectangular fire control button beneath the force level controls would illuminate the red firing lights in the nozzle/emittor of the unit. Some detailed photos and a video are provided below ...