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

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Star Trek: Voyager Hero Illuminating TR-590 Mark X Science Tricorder

Presented below are some detailed photos and videos of a screen used hero illuminating Starfleet Science Tricorder from the production of Star Trek: Voyager (UPN, 1995 - 2001).  This TR 590 Tricorder X prop recently sold as Lot 667 in the Profiles In History Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction held at Calabasas Hills, CA in December, 2012.  Both the Mark IX and Mark X tricorder props were nearly identical in appearance, featuring the same graphic displays, and were utilized in episodes of Voyager and DS9 as well as the feature films Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.  As one of the later designs of the working 24th century tricorder, the hero Mark X props are amongst the most visually impressive creations for a Star Trek production; featuring numerous backlit and cascading LED graphic displays ...

Below are some images of the Hero Mark X Tricorder side by side with a screen used non-working Mark X from Star Trek: First Contact ...

A hero illuminating Tricorder VII from the 3rd season of Star Trek: TNG was the focus of an earlier photostudy on this site; and may be seen at the following link: http://www.startrekpropauthority.com/2008/11/star-trektng-3rd-season-working-science.html