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Gerald Gurian is a 40+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Star Trek: Enterprise Mayweather Mirror Universe ExtraVehicular Activity Suit

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 many detailed photos of the costume components of different Star Trek: Enterprise Extra-Vehicular activity Suits sold during the auctions of ItsAWrap. The majority of these photos relate to a Mirror universe E.V. Suit worn by Travis Mayweather (portrayed by actor Anthony Montgomery) in the memorable episodes "In a Mirror, Darkly, Parts I and II". The Mayweather suit sold on June 8, 2007 for a final bid of $7852. The auction description for the lot is reproduced as follows:


A costume featured in various episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise for wear by Anthony Montgomery in his portrayal of "Travis Mayweather" when on away missions off the "Enterprise NX-01". The costume appeared in the episodes "In a Mirror, Darkly, Parts I and II" when Sergeant Mayweather was part of the mission to hijak the Starship Defiant from the Tholians in the Mirror Universe and thus, the chest plate is marked accordingly with an application reading "T. Mayweather" and another that is the assignment logo of the "ISS Enterprise NX-01". The costume is metallic copper colored with gray accents on the inner arms and legs with sewn in molded details that appear raised. The jumpsuit has a front and rear zip centered up the chest and back and the gloves are removable by zipper just under the elbow with a Velcro cinch at the wrist. The costume comes with a brace that is belted together at the waist and under the legs and features Velcro placements for attaching the chest-backpack piece. The pack is padded and features two rings around the neck for the attachment of the matching helmet and houses placements for up to five specially molded battery casings made to power lights on the chest, fans, and the lights on the helmet (some elements of the electronics are untested). The helmet features untested internal lights to illuminate the wearer's face on screen and bulbs on either side of the head and connects to the pack through an electrical junction and two tubes for fan air movement. The components feature labels inscribed 'Anthony' and the costumer's tag reads "Mayweather" Anthony Montgomery, ENTERPRISE, EV SUIT". Also included is the gray EV under suit made for wear by Anthony Montgomery. The costume is a jumpsuit with multiple lines of piping on the inner arms and legs. The costume zips up the front and has attached feet. The costumer's tag reads 'Mayweather, Anthony Montgomery, EV Undersuit'. The EV suit comes with its corresponding space boots which, due to time or storage conditions have begun to breakdown, possibly due to elements involved in their make-up. Lastly, the batteries for the pack are included, five in all, with corresponding connectivity colors, and five battery chargers which plug into standard American wall outlets.