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

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rare Star Trek: Original Series Video - Deleted Scenes from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"

Presented below is a rare video containing some deleted scenes from the 2nd pilot episode of Star Trek: The Original Series called "Where No Man Has Gone Before". It was this episode that won approval from NBC for the production of the weekly television series, and was the first episode to feature William Shatner in the role of Captain James T. Kirk. This pilot was commissioned after the creation of the original pilot episode "The Cage"; and was broadcast as the third episode of Season One with an airdate of September 22, 1966.

Rare Deleted Scenes from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"

5 min 38 sec

video

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Star Trek: Enterprise Phase Pistols

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 several Phase Pistol props from Star Trek: Enterprise that were sold by ItsAWrap during the course of their ebay auctions. The auction description, as well as the final bid amount is shown prior to each lot presentation.

STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE “PHASE PISTOL” AND HOLSTER
Sold 01-12-2007 for $1526

A foam phase pistol used in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. This prop side arm features metallic silver, gray, and black paint with four, smoked acrylic strips set into the top and a felt lined interior vacuum formed, black plastic holster with affixed military style belt clasp and keep for thigh strap. Measures approx. 9 X 7 X 3.25 inches.




STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE “PHASE PISTOL WITH HOLSTER”
Sold 03-16-2007 for $1025

A prop Starfleet phase pistol featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. These detailed replica toy weapons produced by ‘Art Asylum' in 2002 were procured by the Star Trek prop department, repainted for on screen use, and used on screen due to their incredible accuracy. Being only 20% smaller than the actual props made by the Enterprise props department, these high quality replicas have the distinct providence of having been used by various background actors, stunt performers, and perhaps regular cast members throughout the series. This phase pistol comes with a black vacuum formed plastic holster molded to share the detail of the pistol and features a soft interior lining. The holster also has a clasp for uniform wear and the items when housed together measure approx. 7.5 X 6.5 X 3 inches







STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE “STARFLEET PHASE PISTOL”
Sold 05-04-2007 for $1225

A prop hand weapon featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise for use by characters in the series in defending the “Enterprise NX-01” or themselves and their comrades. The item is molded foam rubber with a painted black handle and painted metallic silver weapon housing and measures approx. 7.5 X 6 X 2 inches.



STAR TREK: ENT “PHASE PISTOL WITH MAGNETIC HOLSTER”

Sold 06-22-2007 for $715

A prop Starfleet phase pistol featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. These detailed replica toy weapons produced by ‘Art Asylum' in 2002 were procured by the Star Trek prop department, repainted for on screen use, and used on screen due to their incredible accuracy. Being only 20% smaller than the actual props made by the Enterprise props department, these high quality replicas have the distinct providence of having been used by various background actors, stunt performers, and perhaps regular cast members throughout the series. This phase pistol is sealed closed at its hinge and comes with a black vacuum formed plastic holster molded to share the detail of the pistol and features a soft interior lining. The holster features a pair of strong magnetic backings and an accompanying thin metal plate wear inside a uniform. It is believed that this style of holster was created for stunt or gag use and together they measure approx. 7.5 X 6.5 X 3 inches.






STAR TREK: ENT “PHASE PISTOL”

Sold 08-31-2007 for $767

A phase pistol featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise made from molded foam rubber painted black and metallic silver. The weapon housing is fairly sturdy while the handle exhibits a slightly squeezable quality. The item measures approx. 7.5 X 6 X 2 inches.

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:

STAR TREK: ENT “T'POL JUMPSUIT” FROM SEASON 3
“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.







Monday, July 13, 2009

Jeri Ryan Seven of Nine Fighting Costume from Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tsunkatse"

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 fighting costume containing some elements worn by Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tsunkatse". This costume sold on June 29, 2007 for a final bid of $1,325. The ItsAWrap auction description for the lot is reproduced as follows:

STAR TREK: VOY “7 OF 9 TSUNKATSE COSTUME” FROM “TSUNKATSE” – STUNT

“7 of 9” (Jeri Ryan), often called more simply “Seven”, was a former Borg drone from the Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01 who was liberated by the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager during the Star Trek: Voyager series. After a difficult transition back to Humanity, Seven became a valued member of the crew. In the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Tsunkatse” she was kidnapped by a ring master who captured her to participate in the popular blood sport ‘Tsunkatse'. This costume was made for wear by Seven’s stunt double (Dana Lynn Hee) although according to the accompanying costume tags components were also made for or worn by Jeri Ryan. The jumpsuit is metallic green vinyl with a zip up the back. The corresponding harness criss-crosses in the back and has iridescent ‘target’ disks on the front and back. One of the costume tags indicates the harness was worn by Jeri Ryan on the first day but she received a new one for subsequent filming that lowered the front target. The shoes are modified Nike in metallic green and black. A blue light is attached to the side of each shoe that is each powered by single standard 9Volt battery (not included). The battery, electronics and switch are housed in the back of each shoe in a black Velcro pouch. Due to time and use the battery connection in the right shoe is worn and the light can be temperamental. The other shoe lights up without a problem. There are two complete fingerless pairs of functioning gloves made of green metallic vinyl. One pair of gloves has blue light up backs and the other pair has red light up backs. Each glove is powered by four AA batteries that are housed with the electronics and switch in a black pouch around the wrist. Also included are two unfinished gloves and a single blue light up glove that according to an accompanying costume tag were made for wear by Jeri Ryan. Costume comes complete with costume tag.














Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jeri Ryan Seven of Nine EV Suit from Star Trek: Voyager

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 an Extra-Vehicular activity suit worn by Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "One Small Step". This costume sold on Oct. 10, 2008 for a final bid of $6,256. The ItsAWrap auction description for the lot is reproduced as follows:

STAR TREK: VOY “SEVEN OF NINE’S STARFLEET SPACE SUIT” FROM “ONE SMALL STEP”

A Starfleet space suit worn by Jeri Ryan in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “One Small Step”. The costume is an off white spandex jumpsuit with a matching cropped jacket, a pair of boots, gloves, and a chest and back casing. The jumpsuit features multiple fashioned tubes, knee padding, molded black rubber accents to suggest hardware, and electrical cables corresponding to a untested battery powered electrical light box on the thigh meant for an unknown electricity. The jacket matches the jumpsuit in almost every way with the same style of electrical features on the left wrist and features internal elastic strapping for buttons affixed to the jumpsuit. The gloves feature non-practical flip latches and tubing, the boots are labeled by their size. The costume garments all feature sewn in Voyager tags reading ‘Jeri Ryan’ including the gloves, the boots match costume continuity guide configurations. The torso case features working flip latches, a red waist lining, black interior lining, a battery case cover the seals by way of Velcro and Velcro straps behind for the batteries, a bank of embedded light bulbs across the chest that are severed of any controlling electronics, and is labeled ‘SEVEN’ and inscribed in hand written pencil ‘Hi Jeri’.