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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Friday, June 18, 2010

Abrams Star Trek XI Communicator

This screen used Starfleet Communicator hand prop from Star Trek (2009), directed by J.J. Abrams, is presently on display at a 10 day exhibition of hollywood and music memorabilia - hosted by Juliens Auctions (http://www.juliensauctions.com) - that is taking place at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The exhibit runs from June 14, 2010 - June 24, 2010, and will be followed by a series of auction events on-site. The Starfleet Communicator will be part of the Star Trek Auction, featuring property from the Estate of Gene Roddenberry, on June 27, 2010.

Note: The Star Trek XI Starfleet Phaser Pistol was the subject of a May, 2009 photostudy on this site; which is viewable at: http://startrekpropauthority.blogspot.com/2009/05/abrams-star-trek-xi-pistol-phaser-prop.html

Also, the Star Trek XI Starfleet Tricorder was the subject of a June, 2009 photostudy on this site which may be seen at: http://startrekpropauthority.blogspot.com/2009/06/abrams-star-trek-xi-federation.html

The following two photos of a closed Communicator are from a January, 2009 prop exhibit at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas that was part of the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show...