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, May 16, 2009

Star Trek XI Is Now Top Ranked Trek Film for Domestic and Worldwide Box Office

With Friday's Box Office earnings of $ 11.8 million reflected in it's Gross domestic revenue, the Abrams Star Trek film today moved ahead of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home to Rank #1 as the most successful motion picture of the 11 released by the franchise. After just 9 days since its nationwide premiere at 3,849 theatres, Star Trek has earned a total of $116,461,000 in comparison to the $109,713,132 realized by Star Trek IV during its entire run in 1986. The new Abrams film is expected to greatly expand on its lead in the coming weeks.

As of May 14th, Star Trek XI has generated an additional Foreign earnings of $49,264,668; giving it a Worldwide Total Gross of $165.7 million so far. The last Star Trek film, Nemesis (2002) realized $24.1 million overseas and Insurrection (1998) earned $47.6 million internationally. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, despite being the top ranked domestic money maker of the franchise for almost 23 years, earned just $23.3 million overseas. At $165.7 million in Worldwide earnings, Star Trek XI is also the highest ranked Trek film in this category; currently $15.7 million ahead of 2nd place Star Trek: First Contact (1996) which earned a total of $150 million worldwide.

The following chart from Box Office Mojo shows the current standings for domestic earnings for all films in the series ...

The table below, from www.the-numbers.com, provides U.S. and Worldwide revenue totals for the first 10 Trek films, as well as a listing of their production budgets...

The reported production cost of Star Trek XI was $150 million.