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, May 25, 2012

TOS Galileo Shuttlecraft to be Auctioned

The 24' long three-quarters scale exterior filming set of the Galileo Shuttlecraft, built in 1966 for the production of Star Trek: The Original Series and seen in the memorable 1st season episode "The Galileo Seven" (first airdate: January 5, 1967) will be sold at auction on June 28, 2012. The shuttlecraft set is heavily distressed and in need of extensive restoration; yet it remains a historic piece of TOS memorabilia. It will be sold by Kiko Auctioneers of Canton, Ohio via an online bidding session to be streamed live on the Proxibid auction website.

Presented below are some current interior and exterior photos of the shuttlecraft set. A large archive of images and auction info can be viewed at the following webpage maintained by kikoauctions.com: http://www.kikoauctions.com/?nav=auctions&details=2030 Interested bidders can register to participate in the sale at: https://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp?aid=52711

The history and design of the shuttlecraft Galileo was the focus of an earlier article on this site; which may be viewed at:  http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2008/10/galileo-shuttlecraft.html

Many thanks to fellow TOS fan Adam Talley for his kind assistance in the development of this article.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Leonard Nimoy on "The Big Bang Theory"

Leonard Nimoy recently reprised his role as Mr. Spock; somewhat, by lending his voice to a 1975 Spock action figure in a 5th season episode of the hit CBS comedy series "The Big Bang Theory". The episode, entitled "The Transporter Malfunction", originally aired on March 29, 2012 and featured an impressive recreation of the planet Vulcan as well as the Gorn captain seen in the iconic first season TOS episode "Arena".

Below are some screen captures and video highlights from this hilarious episode, along with a pair of behind the scenes photos featuring Leonard Nimoy on set with the cast of the show during production ...


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Original Series Style Sciences Dress from DS9 "Trials and Tribble-ations"

Below are some detailed photos of a 1996 blue velour TOS-style Sciences dress that was screen used in the celebrated Deep Space Nine 5th season episode "Trials and Tribble-ations" (airdate: November 4, 1996); which was created as a special 30th anniversary tribute to the Original Series. "Trials and Tribble-ations" featured many highly enjoyable special effects scenes in which the DS9 actors were inserted into TOS footage from "The Trouble with Tribbles" episode and were seen to interact with the crew and the events of that Original Series adventure; while undertaking a time travel mission into their past.

Special thanks to Star Trek collector Michael in California for his kind permission to display these photos.

The following images present details from two additional examples of screen used DS9 "Trials and Tribble-ations" TOS-style Sciences dresses - one featuring a single band of officer's braid at the cuffs.

These 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 ...