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

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Ultimate AMT Star Trek: Original Series U.S.S. Enterprise Bridge Model

Presented below are many detailed images of a masterpiece in AMT Enterprise Bridge construction - a highly customized, fully illuminated version of the popular 1/32nd scale TOS Constitution Class Starship Bridge model kit built by long time Star Trek fan and master modeller Mike Makkreel of Ontario, Canada.  This project required two years to complete and features over 150 LEDs that provide flashing and cascading light sequence effects at various workstations, two built-in speakers under the floor that broadcast multiple bridge sounds such as normal computer operations as well as red alert sirens, and a 3" main viewscreen which can scroll through a series of 28 different images from the series.   10 additional LCD screens are mounted along the perimeter of the command center, and over 20 feet of fiber optics line was employed to achieve the full illumination effects seen below.

Special thanks to Mike Makkreel for his very gracious permission to display the following images of this incredible work of art.  Interested readers are directed to Mike's flickr page for this Bridge build at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/69390293@N05/sets/72157639880509283/#  where several videos of the model's sound and light effects may be viewed.