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
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-Authenticating a TOS Communicator -6 Myths About Star Trek Prop Design -Star Trek 3rd Season Command Tunic
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- 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
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Captain Kirk's Quarters on the Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise

Presented below are several TOS episode screenshots that provide a good overview of the appearance of the Captain's Quarters aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701. This set on the Desilu Studios Soundstage 9 was frequently redressed to accommodate the storyline of the episode being filmed and often served as the quarters for other officers and crew aboard ship, most notably Mr. Spock and Lt. Uhura.

In the 1st season episode "The Conscience of the King" (first airdate: Dec. 8, 1966), some wide angle views capture the overall layout of the room that features a distinct sleeping area, an office area and a dresser/grooming area. The Quarters are being searched by Kirk and Spock who are trying to locate a phaser on overload that has been hidden in the room ...

Some views of the sleeping area from different perspectives as seen in the episodes "Obsession", "Wink of an Eye", "The Conscience of the King", and "The Enemy Within" ...

The office area as seen in "The Conscience of the King", "The Tholian Web" and "This Side of Paradise" ...

The dresser ...

By the 3rd season episode "The Tholian Web" (first airdate: Nov. 15, 1968) some artwork on the wall in the sleeping area has replaced the plant seen in early episodes ...