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, May 11, 2011

Video Tour of Star Trek: Enterprise Shuttlepod 1 at Profiles May 15, 2011 Hollywood Auction 44

Presented below is an outstanding video tour of the Star Trek: Enterprise Shuttlepod 1 craft, a full scale and fully detailed exterior/interior shuttle mockup that was used in the production of the Paramount television series; and is now being offered as Lot 1549 in the upcoming Profiles In History Hollywood Auction 44 on this Sunday, May 15th, 2011. Shuttlepod 1 measures 20 ft. in length and has a pre-auction bid estimate of $40,000 - $60,000; making it the likely highest priced and most significant item of Star Trek memorabilia in the sale. It is one of only two full scale shuttles made for the series, and features newly replicated interior control panels (made by the same Paramount shop that constructed the original panels) to replace the screen used control panels which were stripped from the vessel when the series concluded filming.

Special thanks to Steven Kirk of Abacus Costumes and Props (http://www.abacuscostumesandprops.com/) for his kindness in allowing the video to be presented.

Readers can see an excellent YouTube video overview of Abacus Costumes and Props at
the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrQPC7v_zc&feature=related

An earlier post on this site previewed all of the Star Trek memorabilia to be sold at Hollywood Auction 44 and can be seen at this link: http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2011/04/profiles-in-history-may-2011-hollywood.html

The auction listing and description for Lot 1549 is redisplayed below immediately before the video ...

NX-01 ShuttlePod 1 Video Tour (5 min 29 sec)