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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Star Trek: First Contact Enterprise E Deflector Array Particle Emittor Floor Panels

Presented below are some detailed photos of a pair of large floor panels, each measuring approx. 44" x 29" in size, that were created as part of the full scale Enterprise E Deflector Array set which was the location of a memorable space battle with the Borg in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). Following the modern day images are some screenshots that show the panels as they appeared in the film.














Monday, March 21, 2011

Humorous new Leonard Nimoy Commercial for Optik TV in Canada

A very entertaining television commercial that is filled with tributes to Nimoy's Spock character was recently launched in Canada to promote Optik TV's high definition, PVR, fibre optic network and satellite services. It is presented below.

An earlier post on this site presented a number of commercials featuring Star Trek actors and themes, and may be viewed at:
http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2008/09/television-commercials-with-star-trek.html

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Star Trek: Phase II Communicator (1977)

Presented below are some detailed photos of a communicator prop constructed for the ill-fated Star Trek: Phase II television series project (Paramount, 1977); an endeavor initially intended as a follow up to Star Trek: The Original Series that ultimately transitioned into the highly anticipated Star Trek: The Motion Picture feature film of 1979. It is estimated that approximately 10 of these communicators were created ...











Some photos of a second Phase II communicator prop that was sold by Profiles In History at their Hollywood Auction 21 on April 1, 2005 ...


Star Trek: Phase II Pistol Phaser (1977)

Presented below are some detailed photos of a working "hero" Type II pistol phaser constructed by prop maker Brad Nelson for the ill-fated Star Trek: Phase II television series project (Paramount, 1977); an endeavor initially intended as a follow up to Star Trek: The Original Series that ultimately transitioned into the highly anticipated Star Trek: The Motion Picture feature film of 1979. This elaborately constructed prop was composed primarily of aluminum with machined acrylic tip and gauges; and consisted of three main assemblies - the removable Type I hand phaser unit, the main Type II body, and the removable handle / energy pack. It is estimated that approximately 10 to 12 of these phasers were created ...
















Friday, March 11, 2011

Jeri Ryan - Behind The Scenes Photos On The Set of Voyager

Some rare behind the scenes photos taken during the production of Star Trek: Voyager (UPN, 1995-2001); all featuring the beautiful actress Jeri Ryan ...