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

Monday, January 30, 2012

Jolene Blalock T'Pol TOS-Style Blue Sciences Dress from Star Trek: Enterprise

Presented below are some high resolution photos of a blue TOS-style Federation Sciences dress worn by the lovely actress Jolene Blalock as T'Pol in the memorable fourth season Star Trek: Enterprise episode "In A Mirror, Darkly, Part II" (first airdate: April 29, 2005). This costume features some interesting design enhancements that were not present in the screen-used 60's era Star Trek female duty uniforms; such as the addition of hidden zipper closures on the arm cuffs, as well as multiple snaps and holes to facilitate prop attachment. Some pictures of this costume as it appeared in the episode are shown after the modern day images. Note that in the final screenshot at the bottom of this post, both a tricorder prop and a Mirror Universe knife are seen attached to the sides of the skirt.

These detailed photos are displayed with the gracious permission of a long time, major American collector and expert on Star Trek Original Series props and costumes; who wishes to remain anonymous ...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Star Trek: The Original Series Red Engineering Dress

Presented below are some reference photos of a screen worn TOS red female duty uniform - one of the iconic creations of Star Trek Original Series Costume Designer William Ware Theiss. This beautiful engineering dress was constructed of a velour fabric for the 1st or 2nd season of the series and features a front hidden zipper traversing the left side of the costume along the major seam line that bisects the gold starfleet insignia patch. The TOS female duty uniforms were the most elaborately constructed of all of the Starfleet costumes developed for the show.

The following images are displayed with the gracious permission of a long time, major American collector and expert on Star Trek Original Series props and costumes; who wishes to remain anonymous ...

The large black collar affixed to the top of the costume exhibits identical construction details to those seen in a 2nd season Sciences dress which was featured in an earlier photostudy on this site. Specifically, the right half of the collar is firmly sewn in place and the left half is loosely attached with several push clasps, as evident in the following images of both dresses ...

In the screen capture below of Grace Lee Whitney from the 1st season episode "Miri", the actress is pulling on the front collar of her dress and reveals the loosely held left side collar construction to the camera ...

Some additional views of this historic costume are shown below ...

This style of uniform was worn by some of the most beautiful women to appear in The Original Series ...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Star Trek: The Original Series Blue Medical Jumpsuit from "Where No Man Has Gone Before"

Presented below are some images of a rare blue medical jumpsuit worn by Gary Lockwood as helmsman Lt. Cmdr Gary Mitchell in the second Star Trek pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before"; which was produced in July of 1965 and broadcast as the third episode of season one on September 22, 1966. This historic production was the first to feature William Shatner in the role of Captain James Kirk.

The jumpsuit features a unique caduceus-like logo which was rubber stamped in dark ink on the left chest fabric; and was actually worn by two highly memorable TOS leading guest actors. In the episode screenshots that follow the modern day images, it can be seen that Ricardo Montalban also donned this jumpsuit in the 1st season episode "Space Seed" (first airdate: Feb. 16, 1967) during his portrayal of the genetically-engineered superman Khan Noonien Singh. Interestingly, the ship designation "U.S.S. Enterprise" which is clearly visible at the base of the logo in the second pilot and in the early portions of "Space Seed" has been intentionally removed for the final appearances of the jumpsuit in that episode, and thus has taken on its modern day look.

The following photos are displayed with the gracious permission of a long time, major American collector and expert on Star Trek Original Series props and costumes; who wishes to remain anonymous ...

Some screen captures of this jumpsuit as it appeared in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" ...

and as seen in "Space Seed" ...