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, October 31, 2014

"These Are The Voyages: TOS - Season Three" launches Kickstarter campaign

All fans of Star Trek: The Original Series should consider a contribution to this very worthy cause - a newly launched Kickstarter campaign in support of the publication of the "Season Three" volume of the "These Are The Voyages: TOS" book series. The first two books received a 2014 Saturn Award and have been hailed as the finest work ever published on the making of Star Trek: The Original Series. They are a must read, containing a detailed, behind-the-scenes history of every episode in Seasons One and Two, and all together, the three volume set will contain over 2,100 pages of information!

According to the Kickstarter report on the third book:
"After the final edit this hardcover volume is 754 pages long and includes 456 photographs. However, Jacobs Brown Press has decided to delay publication until sometime in 2015 to allow more fans to discover Season One and Season Two. Author Marc Cushman wants it out sooner, and so do many who have already read Season One and Season Two. So we are launching this Kickstarter to get Season Three published this year. And you can get your copy before anyone, as well as get discounted copies of the first two volumes."

More detailed information about this fundraiser, including a brand new video from Marc Cushman, and a listing of all the contribution levels and their associated rewards, is available at this link:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Prop Store of London - October 2014 Live Auction - Star Trek Results

Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 13 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in the Prop Store of London's Live Auction of Film & Television Artefacts; which took place on October 16, 2014 at the Vue Cinema in London, UK.

The highest price witnessed for a Star Trek item in the sale was £11,000 (approx. US$ 17,710) for a Captain James T. Kirk civilian costume worn by William Shatner in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (Paramount, 1984).  Other highlights of the auction included a screen used Romulan Disruptor Rifle from Star Trek (2009), which witnessed a high bid of £1,500 (approx. US$ 2,415), and a Starfleet Academy Female Cadet Uniform from Star Trek (2009), which sold for £3,000 (approx. US$ 4,830).

The following values are the high bids witnessed on the items and do not include a 23% buyers premium.  (Note:  The current exchange rate, used to report the hammer prices above, is  
£1 = US$ 1.61) 

Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version ...

Monday, October 20, 2014

Profiles In History October 2014 Hollywood Auction 65 - Final Star Trek Results

Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 43 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in Profiles In History's Hollywood Auction 65; which concluded yesterday in a live online bidding session at liveauctioneers.com.

The Star Trek items in the sale performed extremely well, with some particularly high values witnessed for several paper collectibles related to The Original Series.  An original, vintage shooting script for "The Cage", the very first pilot for TOS, witnessed a high bid of $3,250; an early vintage 11" x 14" oversized gelatin silver promotional photograph of William Shatner in costume as James T. Kirk from the second pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before" sold for $4,250 (on a starting bid of $300); and a Robert Justman Signed Memo on the episode "The Deadly Years" finished at $2,000 (on a starting bid of $200).  Other highlights of the event included the hero Ricardo Montalban Khan tunic from STII: The Wrath of Khan, which drew a high bid of $45,000; a Patrick Stewart Season 1 or 2 Starfleet Uniform from TNG which sold for $12,000; and Jonathan Frakes personal collection of 250+ production scripts from TNG which also finished at $12,000.

The following values are the high bids witnessed on the items and do not include a 23% buyers premium ...

Friday, October 10, 2014

Profiles In History - Oct. 17 - 18 & 19, 2014 - Hollywood Auction 65 - Star Trek Preview

On Sunday, October 19th at 11:00 am PDT, Day 3 of Profiles In History's "Hollywood Auction 65" will commence at Profiles headquarters in Calabasas, CA.  A total of 43 lots of Star Trek memorabilia will be featured in the sale; forming a very impressive offering of screen used and production related artifacts from across the franchise.

Included in this auction are 20 lots from the personal collection of Star Trek: The Next Generation actor and director Jonathan Frakes, with two of his screen worn Commander Riker Starfleet uniforms available (one from TNG and the other from Star Trek: Generations) along with Frakes Directors Chairs, Scripts, production blueprints and other rare documents and artwork.  

Certainly one of the highlights to be offered in this event is the hero, screen worn Ricardo Montalban "Khan" tunic from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; which was the subject of the previous post on this website.  The pre-auction bid estimate for the tunic is $30,000 - $50,000.

Other noteworthy items include a Patrick Stewart Captain Picard ST:TNG Season 1-2 duty uniform, a Galileo shuttlecraft miniature from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Captain Picard's Ready Room desktop computer from Star Trek: Insurrection, and the Captain's Yacht "Cousteau" commissioning plaque from Star Trek: Insurrection; as well as a large 61" x 21.5" Ops Station LCARS Bridge display from Ensign Harry Kim's station on Star Trek: Voyager.

Interested bidders may sign up to participate live online in this exciting offering of Star Trek props, costumes and artwork on the LiveAuctioneers website at: http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/61274_hollywood-auction-65-day-3/page1?rows=120

Presented below are the original auction catalog photos and descriptions for some selected lots of Trek memorabilia to be sold during Hollywood Auction 65 ...