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Gerald Gurian is a 40+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Jolene Blalock T'Pol Season 3 Jumpsuit from Star Trek: Enterprise

From Dec. 15, 2006 through Apr. 13, 2009, the California based screen used entertainment memorabilia dealer ItsAWrap! (http://www.itsawraphollywood.com) conducted a series of weekly auctions via ebay on behalf of CBS/Paramount that offered a tremendous variety of props, costumes, set fixtures, scripts and production related artifacts from the Star Trek franchise to a worldwide audience and collector base. Over the course of 121 weeks, approximately 9100 unique items that spanned the first 10 Star Trek feature films and the last four television series (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise) were sold. Additionally, perhaps 10 costumes from The Original Series (consisting of 4 or 5 light blue Technicians Jumpsuits, 2 pairs of Federation uniform trousers, a dark green Nilz Baris suit seen in "The Trouble with Tribbles", and 2 Tellarite jumpsuits from "Journey to Babel") were auctioned as part of the vast Paramount warehouse inventory that was dispersed. The ItsAWrap sales commenced only weeks after the historic Christie's "40 Years Of Star Trek" auction was held in October, 2006; which offered collectors a total of 1000 lots of screen used memorabilia, highlighted by a number of major starship filming models from the franchise.

Presented below are a number of detailed photos of a magenta, form fitting, velvet jumpsuit worn by Jolene Blalock in the role of T'Pol during the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise. This costume sold on June 15, 2007 for $9,978. The ItsAWrap auction description for the lot is reproduced as follow:

“T'Pol” (Jolene Blalock) was a female Vulcan who served onboard Enterprise NX-01 under Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakkula) during the Star Trek: Enterprise series. This fabulous jumpsuit was made for use by T’Pol during season 3 of the show. The velvet magenta suit has loose pleated detail down the side of the body and inner sleeves. A sewn on patch on the left breast reads “T’POL”and on the right breast are three metal rank pips. A famous NX-01 Enterprise patch is sewn onto the left sleeve and there is green trim over the shoulders. It appears that at one point a second patch was sewn onto the right sleeve however that is lost to time. The sewn in tag reads “Enterprise – Jolene Blalock, Season 3 #1”. Accompanying the suit is the corresponding magenta belt and holster. Also included are boots that were painted magenta to match. The boots have another background actress’s name in them however it is likely they were worn by Blalock since they were located with the costume and match the outfit. Costume comes complete with costume tag.

A near identical, slightly distressed version of this costume was sold on September 7, 2007 by ItsAWrap for $7,100. It's sewn-in Enterprise costume tag identified it as Season 3 #2; whereas the earlier sale involved the Season 3 #1 jumpsuit. Some photos of the distressed costume follow.