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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Star Trek: DS9 Miranda-Type Escape Pod Filming Miniature In Propworx Feb. 2015 Auction

Presented below are some detailed photos of a rare Miranda Type Escape Pod filming miniature that was featured in the first episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, entitled "Emissary" (original airdate: Jan. 3, 1993), and is now offered as Lot 2 in the upcoming February 21st, 2015 Propworx Star Trek Auction IV on LiveAuctioneers.  This filming model served as the escape pod used by Commander Benjamin Sisko that was launched from the starship USS Saratoga during the battle of Wolf359.

The Miranda Type Escape Pod model was designed by Jim Martin and built by Academy Award nominated model-maker Greg Jein.  It features LED lights, and has been stored in a custom made acrylic case atop a custom stand ever since the completion of filming.  An exceptional one of a kind model, it measures 14" x 9" x 3" and is made from fiberglass with sheet plastic detailing and features superbly detailed graphics.  This item comes directly from the collection of Star Trek VFX Supervisor Gary Hutzel.

The following images are shown courtesy of Propworx and Doug Drexler. 

Readers are referred to the Propworx website http://www.propworx.com/  for all the latest news on this years exciting auction activities, where a copy of the February Auction IV catalog may also be downloaded in PDF format.  Interested bidders may register to participate in the sale directly on the LiveAuctioneers.com website at this link:  http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/66488_propworx-star-trek-auction-iv/page1