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, June 26, 2011

Star Trek: First Contact Phoenix command module filming model

Presented below are some detailed photos of the topmost command module section from a Phoenix warp drive starship filming model created for the production of Star Trek: First Contact (1996). This model was consigned to the recent Propworx June 2011 Star Trek auction from the collection of Star Trek visual effects artist Doug Drexler, and was painted a flat grey color at its time of sale. It has since been repainted to reflect the correct on-screen appearance of the Phoenix. Some screenshots of this first faster-than-light starship from the feature film are displayed after the modern day images.

The command module section as sold at the Propworx auction ...

A photo of a complete Phoenix filming model as displayed in the late '90s at the Star Trek: The Experience museum in Las Vegas ...

Some screenshots of the starship as seen in Star Trek: First Contact ...

An illustration of the interior of the command module / cockpit section ...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Communicator

Presented below are some detailed photos of a Communicator prop created for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). Some screenshots from the film that feature this version of communicator are shown immediately after the modern day images.

Many thanks to veteran Star Trek TOS collector and friend John in California for his kind permission to display these photos.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Medical Scanner

Below are some detailed photos of a Medical Scanner hand prop created for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989).

Many thanks to veteran Star Trek TOS collector and friend John in California for his kind permission to display these photos.

Star Trek Memorabilia at the Christie's East Entertainment Memorabilia Auction - June 25, 1996

The Christie's East Entertainment Memorabilia Auction was held on Tuesday, June 25, 1996 in New York. It featured a notable Star Trek offering that included a complete TOS landing party hand prop set as well as an autographed photo of the Original Series cast wearing the maroon starfleet officer's uniforms of the feature films. Presented below are the full auction catalog listings for these items along with their final sales prices. A complete set of final prices realized for all entertainment lots in the June, 1996 sale is published at the conclusion of this post.

Lot 727 (Hand phaser) sold for: $3680
Lot 728 (Pistol phaser) sold for: $5750
Lot 729 (Communicator) sold for: $7475
Lot 730 (Tricorder) sold for: $8050

Sold for: $1265

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Propworx Star Trek Auction - June 4, 2011 - Final Prices

The highly anticipated Propworx Star Trek Auction concluded earlier today; offering collectors a total of 257 lots of exceptional props, costumes and artwork from the various television series and feature films in the franchise. This was the second sale held by Propworx dedicated entirely to Star Trek - after its highly successful auction last year at the 2010 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention - and, it is hoped, the tradition will continue for many years to come! Some highlights of this exciting day of bidding included the TOS Matte Painting from "The Menagerie, Pt. 1" realizing a final bid of $12,000; the TOS Red Starfleet dress from "The Apple" selling at $8,000; a working Star Trek: First Contact Phaser Rifle reaching $4,000; the 67" x 13" Star Trek: DS9 hero Defiant Helm Control panel witnessing a high bid of $3,500; and a hero Star Trek: Nemesis Mark-X Medical Tricorder selling for a hammer price of $2,750. Other than the TOS dress, the highest selling costumes included a Star Trek: TNG starfleet uniform worn by Michael Dorn as Worf, which sold for $3,750; a TNG Tasha Yar Dress Uniform which also reached $3,750; and a Star Trek: Nemesis Commander's uniform which realized $1,800.

The complete set of auction results are presented below - not including the 23% buyers premium ...