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

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ambassador Sarek Costume from "Journey To Babel"

Presented below are some detailed photos of a costume worn by actor Mark Lenard in the highly memorable 2nd season TOS episode "Journey To Babel" (first airdate: Nov. 17, 1967); which introduced the characters of Sarek and Amanda - Mr. Spock's Vulcan father and Human mother. Actress Jane Wyatt played Amanda in the episode and then reprised the role nearly 20 years later in the feature film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). Mark Lenard would return to the role of Sarek in three of the Trek films (STIII:The Search for Spock. STIV:The Voyage Home and STVI: The Undiscovered Country) as well as the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Sarek" and "Unification I". This historic Vulcan Ambassador costume from TOS is part of the Paul Allen Family Collection; and is presently on tour as part of a traveling exhibition of over 30 costumes arranged by the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and entitled "Out of This World: Extraordinary Costumes from Film and Television". The exhibition opened on June 6, 2009 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture in Spokane, Washington and will remain at that campus until September 5, 2009. Some screenshots of the costume as featured in "Journey To Babel" follow the photos from the exhibit ...