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

Friday, April 13, 2012

Some Star Trek: TMP Production Sketches by Andrew Probert

Presented below are several different production drawings and concept sketches created by celebrated artist Andrew Probert in 1978 during development work for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount, 1979). Mr. Probert is best known as the designer of the U.S.S. Enterprise for Star Trek: TMP as well as the U.S.S. Enterprise D for Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The following set of sketches depict the San Francisco Air Tram that is seen at the beginning of the film. Some screenshots from the scene that features the Air Tram are shown immediately after the concept artwork. This scene contained the first images of 23rd century Earth that were ever seen in the history of Star Trek - as all of the TOS episodes took place either aboard ship or on the surface of alien worlds.

Below are some concept drawings of the EVA thruster suits worn by Kirk and Spock during the memorable scene in which Spock attempts a mind-meld with the V'Ger life form, followed by some screenshots that depict the finished design of the suits ...

The following color sketch completed by Probert in June of 1978 shows crew members with advanced technology and was featured in "The Art of Star Trek" by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens (Pocket Books, 1995) ...