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
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-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, 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 ...