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
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- 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
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- 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
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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Jem Hadar Fighter Models In Propworx May 2015 Auction

Presented below are some detailed photos of a pair of Jem Hadar Fighter filming miniatures that were screen used as deep background ships in various episodes of Star Trek: DS9, and are now offered as Lots 6 and 7 in the upcoming May 30th, 2015 Propworx Star Trek Auction V on LiveAuctioneers.

These ships possess an insectoid-like appearance, consisting of a large main body with two thin warp nacelles at the sides.  Typically, this class of vessel would be seen on screen in formation with other smaller ships; and so the individual models would feature less elaborate construction details than are present on some of the larger starship filming miniatures.   Each Jem Hadar Fighter exhibits an iridescent purple paint scheme combined with red and gold highlights.  The two warp nacelles feature a green luminescent paint that glows when subjected to black / ultraviolet light.  Each model measures approx.  7" x 8" x 1" in size and has a hole drilled through the center of the ship from the top for mounting on a support rod during filming.   These fighters remain in excellent, screen used condition and come directly from the collection of Star Trek VFX Supervisor Gary Hutzel.

The following images of the Jem Hadar models in Star Trek Auction V as well as similar miniatures that were part of the Hutzel collection 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 May Auction V 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:  https://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/71351_propworx-star-trek-auction-v/?rows=120

Below are some screen captures of similar Jem Hadar fighters as seen in the 6th season Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Rocks and Shoals" (first airdate: October 6, 1997) ...