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, August 30, 2015

Star Trek: DS9 Dominion Outpost Filming Miniature from "Once More Unto the Breach"

Below are some detailed images of a large 61" x 61" x 11" filming miniature, which features an approx. 39" diameter Dominion outpost structure surrounded by faux mountainous terrain intended to represent a portion of the planet Trelka V; that was screen used in the memorable 7th season Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Once More Unto the Breach" (first airdate: Nov. 11, 1998).  The outpost section is created from resin, vacuformed plastic and plastic sheeting and features a unique, semi-Cardassian design and paint scheme; while the planetary landscape region is composed primarily of dense foam.   Functional fiber optic lighting runs underneath the outpost model.

This filming miniature was part of the collection of Star Trek VFX Supervisor Gary Hutzel, and was recently on display in the Tropical Room at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada during the Creation Official 2015 Star Trek Convention; where it was offered as Lot 2 in the Propworx Star Trek Auction VI event that took place live from the floor of the Rio on Sunday, August 9th.  It realized a final sales price of $7,080 (including an 18% buyers premium).