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

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Star Trek: TNG Bridge Replica from Star Trek: The Experience

Presented below are some detailed photos of one of the two full scale Enterprise-D Bridge replicas from the Star Trek: The Experience attraction in Nevada; which completed an 11 year run at the Las Vegas Hilton in September, 2008. Not only did the exhibit feature 3D adventure ride simulators in the midst of the set recreations to fully immerse visitors in the futuristic 24th century world of Star Trek: TNG; but the Experience, which cost $70 million to construct, contained what was advertised as the largest permanent collection of Star Trek props and costumes in the world in its The History of the Future museum.

This past weekend, on Sat. April 10th, the California based entertainment memorabilia auction house Propworx, http://www.propworx.com , presided over a historic "Star Trek: The Experience Warehouse Sale" at which many large bridge set fixtures, starfleet-themed panels, starship models and model sections as well as wardrobe items from the attraction were offered to the public. More on this exciting sale will follow in the next article.

For now, a look back at the Experience Enterprise-D Bridge. Special thanks to photographer Bryan Groulx of DigitalProperties.ca for his gracious permission in allowing his many beautiful images of the Bridge to be displayed below. Readers are encouraged to visit Bryan's website at: http://startrek360.com for an outstanding Star Trek: The Experience Virtual Tour and Slideshow presentation.