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, September 15, 2010

Star Trek VIII - X U.S.S. Enterprise E Bridge Engineering Console

Presented below are some detailed photos of the U.S.S. Enterprise E Bridge Engineering Console, seen in its final screen-used configuration from Star Trek X: Nemesis (2002). This large set fixture measures approx. 66" x 47" x 18" and made earlier on-screen appearances in Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996) as well as Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1998). The base and pedestal portions of this piece are constructed from sheet metal painted metallic bronze; while the computer interface unit at the top is made from shaped wood with inset acrylic LCARS panels at either end and a large partially clear acrylic panel at center. The transparent regions of the large central panel are meant to display live motion graphics that would have been playing on a pair of computer monitors previously mounted inside the console just beneath the panel. If one were to stand at the ships viewscreen and look towards the Captain's Chair, this console (typically manned by Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge when on the Bridge) would be to the right of the Captain's Chair. An identical Tactical Console located on the left side was manned by Lt. Cmdr. Worf. Some screenshots from the feature films showing these consoles as well as some photos of the motion graphics from Worf's Tactical Console are visible following the modern day images...

The Sovereign Class Starship U.S.S. Enterprise E Bridge ...

From Star Trek VIII: First Contact ...

From Star Trek IX: Insurrection ...

From Star Trek X: Nemesis ...