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, February 27, 2011

Some Star Trek Alien Makeup Appliances and Prosthetics

Presented below are some detailed photos of various alien makeup appliances used in the production of the different Star television series and feature films.

A set of Vulcan Ears worn by actor Gary Graham as Ambassador Soval in Star Trek: Enterprise. This particular set was used in the series premiere episode "Broken Bow" ...

A set of special effects teeth worn by actor L. Sidney in his portrayal of a Klingon helmsman aboard Captain Duras's Bird of Prey from the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "The Expanse" ...

A set of soft latex Andorian antennae from Star Trek: Enterprise ...

A Bajoran nose appliance from the production of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ...

A set of yellow contact lenses worn by actor Brent Spiner in his portrayal of Lt. Commander Data during the filming of Star Trek: First Contact (1996) ...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Rare TOS Behind The Scenes Photos Part IX

Some rarely seen photos taken during production of The Original Series ...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Star Trek: TNG, Generations & First Contact Isolinear Chips

Presented below are some detailed photos of different Isolinear chip props employed in the production of the various Star Trek television programs and feature films.

Immediately below are a pair of very early, primitively designed screen used chips from Star Trek: TNG ...

The following MJV chip features a silk screened pattern and was seen in Star Trek: Generations (1994) in the famous scene where Captain Kirk reconfigures the deflector shields of the U.S.S. Enterprise-B from the Engineering levels of the starship just before he is lost to the Nexus energy ribbon ...

Finally, a large elaborately designed isolinear chip from Star Trek: First Contact (1996) ...

Monday, February 14, 2011

Star Trek: Enterprise Sickbay Menagerie Carrying Case

Presented below are some photos of a screen used sickbay carrying case prop from Star Trek: Enterprise. The prop fabricators cleverly embedded magnets inside the removable front door to the case to allow it to remain firmly in place to seal the container shut without any visible exterior latches.

We can only speculate on the nature of the exotic, extraterrestrial life forms that were transported with this device ...