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, May 30, 2010

Star Trek: The Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Blueprints (10 Sheets)

These detailed blueprints were first published in 1976 by Michael McMaster and then revised in 1978. They are the most accurate reference available on the dimensional characteristics of the Original Series Enterprise Bridge; detailing every workstation and displaying all button layouts to scale. The original cover art for the 1976 and 1978 releases is shown below, followed by high-resolution copies of the individual blueprint sheets ...

1976 Cover Art:

1978 Cover Art:

Sheet 1 - Main Bridge Overall Plan View:

Sheet 2 - Forward, Aft, Port and Starboard Elevation Views:

Sheet 3 - Commanding Officer's Station:

Sheet 4 - Helm and Navigation Stations:

Sheet 5 - Main View Screen Displays:

Sheet 6 - Engineering and Environmental Systems Stations:

Sheet 7 - Engineering, Weapons and Defense Subsystems Checkout Stations:

Sheet 8 - Navigation Checkout and Science/Library-Computer Stations:

Sheet 9 - Communications Station:

Sheet 10 - Button Key:

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Julien's Star Trek Auction - June 27, 2010 - Preview

On June 27th, 2010, the Julien's Star Trek Auction (http://www.juliensauctions.com) will take place at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The prime focus of the event will be the sale of a large number of personal effects, home furnishings, memorabilia, books and artwork from the Estate of Gene and Majel Roddenberry. Of particular interest to Star Trek prop and wardrobe collectors will be the offering of a special consignment of 17 different screen used lots from the J.J. Abrams directed film Star Trek (Paramount, 2009). William Shatner has also consigned a selection of personal property from his career to this sale. All proceeds from the auction of the Roddenberry estate items will be donated to charity and a portion of the sale of the Shatner memorabilia will benefit "The Hollywood Horse Show" charitable foundation.

Some highlights of the entertainment memorabilia to be offered in the auction are presented below ...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Propworx Official Star Trek Prop and Costume Auction - August 8, 2010 - Preview

This summer's entertainment memorabilia auction season will long be remembered as one of the greatest for outstanding Star Trek memorabilia offerings; as the California-based auction house Propworx (http://www.propworx.com) just released a PDF version of its Star Trek auction catalog for the upcoming August 8th, 2010 sale to be held during the annual Official Star Trek Convention at the Las Vegas Hilton. Quite simply - this is the most artistically beautiful Star Trek auction catalog ever produced and offers collectors a spectacular array of exciting memorabilia! It is available as a free download at the following link: http://www.propworx.com/star-trek-auction-catalog/; however, readers should very strongly consider ordering a printed version which would truly make an excellent addition to any Star Trek memorabilia reference library. Propworx conducted a highly successful warehouse sale of assets from Star Trek: The Experience last month in Las Vegas, Nevada which garnered world-wide press attention and have followed up that effort with the creation of this ... masterpiece! Not only are there very historic and iconic offerings from Star Trek: The Original Series available in this sale (including items such as a set of rare TOS Spock Ears, a TOS Sulu 3rd season command tunic, and an incredibly rare original TOS Bridge set Monitor graphic - these panels almost never appear at auction!), but Propworx has also assembled an amazing array of beautiful LCARS panel translites from Star Trek: TNG and later series; a stunning collection of elaborate Star Trek: Enterprise control panels; and a large offering of highly desirable TOS-style props and fixtures from the special Deep Space 9 tribute episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" - produced to honor the 30th anniversary of The Original Series. The Original Series style Captain's Chair that was used in the episode is part of this group. Many of these screen used items come with impeccable provenance directly from the collection of Star Trek visual effects artist and illustrator Doug Drexler; the collection of the legendary Star Trek graphics designer/visual effects producer team of Mike and Denise Okuda, and from CBS directly. (This sale is the only auction this summer officially sanctioned by CBS/Paramount.) There is also a splendid offering of Galaxy Class Bridge furniture from the historic Star Trek: The Experience attraction; and a special auction session of original concept art directly from the collection of Star Trek Senior Illustrator Rick Sternbach, filled with dozens of beautiful design works. In total, 450 lots of impressive memorabilia will be up for grabs this August. This auction truly has it all! - including some exciting starship special effects and prototype models that I believe could draw some very high bids!

Collectors who plan to attend and bid in this historic auction in person may Register at the event, starting at 9:00 am on August 8th, 2010 at the Las Vegas Hilton, 3000 S. Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Online bidding is also enabled and online bidders may register through the Propworx.com website.

Below are some of my favorite picks for highlights of this amazing sale, featuring many auction photos with complete item descriptions ...