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, August 8, 2009

TOS Film Clip Frames - Rare Imagery From The Cutting Room Floor Part I

While Star Trek: The Original Series was still in production, Gene Roddenberry formed a memorabilia merchandising company called Lincoln Enterprises that sold items such as scripts, postcards, IDIC jewelry, flight deck certificates, tribbles and other collectibles to fans of the show. Among the most unique items offered were packets of film clip frames; which contained pieces of the "trims" and "outtakes" (the unused pieces of printed footage) that were left over after the film editors assembled the desirable footage into the finished master versions of the Star Trek episodes. Lincoln Enterprises sold different packets of film clips that were sorted based on principal character or other themes. Fans could buy a set containing just footage of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura or a set featuring aliens, etc. Typically 2 to 3 near identical images were present on each strip of film that varied in length between 1.5" to 2.5". Each film clip was unique and was a piece of the actual film running through the Desilu cameras as the Star Trek episodes were being filmed.

Presented below are a series of never before seen images taken from a large collection of TOS film clip frames in the authors collection. They were acquired in the early '70s directly from Lincoln Enterprises, and this is the first time that they have been captured as digital images.

The entire collection has been preserved as originally obtained over 35 years ago ...

And now, some individual film clip images ...