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, February 8, 2012

Star Trek: The Experience TNG Captain's Chair Measurement Study

Presented below are many photos providing dimensional data on one of the Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain's Chairs that was formerly on display in the full scale Enterprise D Bridge recreation at the Star Trek: The Experience attraction in Nevada; which completed an 11 year run at the Las Vegas Hilton in September, 2008. While this chair was not screen used in the production of the television series; it was constructed by the Paramount studios prop department and likely is an accurate representation of the size of the screen used chairs. This replica presently stands approximately 41" in height to the top of the headrest, although it should be noted that the seat is resting on a special newly fashioned base that supports the bottom of the chair about 10.5" above the floor. On the Enterprise D bridge (at the Hilton and on the soundstage), the chair did not have legs which touched the floor but was affixed to a horizontal beam parallel to the floor which held it at a comfortable elevation. This Captain's Chair measures approx. 36" in length from the back of the headrest to the furthest leading edge of the armrest structures; and is approx. 33.75" wide at its widest point between the outside edges of its two armrests. It should also be noted that this chair did not come with its original LCARS armrest control panels from the Las Vegas exhibit; so a total of 4 small panels were created based on reference photos of screen used panels from the Enterprise D Captain's Chair seen in the feature film Star Trek VI: Generations (1994). An earlier photostudy on this site featured images of that chair; and may be seen at the following link: http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2010/04/captain-picards-enterprise-d-command.html The fine text seen inside the buttons on the replacement LCARS panels photographed below should not be considered screen or exhibit accurate at all, though it was possible to identify and replicate some of the Generations button text. And now, the detailed dimensional photos ...