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

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Special Photo Study: Patrick Stewart "Capt. Picard" Burgundy Command Jacket from Star Trek: TNG

It is a distinct pleasure for this site to present the following set of detailed photos to document one of the most attractive and memorable costume designs in the history of the Star Trek franchise - the elegant burgundy seude command division jacket created specifically for wear by Patrick Stewart alone to allow the Enterprise D Captain to stand out from the rest of the starship crew in the same fashion that William Shatner's green wraparound tunic was a unique wardrobe accompaniment of the TOS era Captaincy.  Created by TNG Costume Designer Robert Blackman, this exceptional garment features banded suede accents at the cuffs and waist and black fabric quilted shoulders.  Five hook and eye closures are concealed at the bottom interior of the jacket, which allow the costume to present a dramatic V shaped central contour down the front chest when the garment is "closed".  This stunning jacket was seen in many of the most critically acclaimed episodes of the series, including "Darmok", "Unification" and "The Inner Light".  Following the modern day images of this costume are some screen captures of it as worn by Patrick Stewart in "Unification, Part I" (first airdate: Nov. 4, 1991) as well as "The Inner Light" (first airdate: June 1, 1992).

My very special thanks to a friend and long-time, major American collector of Star Trek props and costumes for graciously photographing this costume especially for this website presentation.

And now, some modern day images of the Picard Command Jacket ...

Some screen captures from "Unification, Part I" ...

and some images of this jacket as worn in "The Inner Light" ...