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

Monday, September 14, 2015

Star Trek: The Original Series Ricardo Montalban Khan Gold Shirt from "Space Seed"

Presented below are several detailed photos of the highly memorable gold embroidered Indian style shirt worn by actor Ricardo Montalban as the genetically enhanced superman Khan Noonien Singh in the 1st season Original Series episode "Space Seed" (first airdate: Feb. 16, 1967).

This screen used TOS costume was part of an impressive multiple prop and costume exhibit, part of a Private Collection, that was displayed by Propworx in the the Tropical Room at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada during the Creation Official 2015 Star Trek Convention; to accompany the public display of the Star Trek memorabilia Lots that were offered for sale as part of the Propworx Star Trek Auction VI event which took place live from the floor of the Rio on Sunday, August 9th.  Congratulations are in order to my friend and long time, major American Star Trek collector Alec Peters, CEO of Propworx, for organizing this exhibit and presenting rare screen used items for the benefit of all fans attending the Las Vegas convention.  It is certainly rare to come across such an exceptional piece of Original Series history on public display - and the presence of this costume was an exciting highlight of the convention for many - including myself.  Special thanks to Alec for his kind permission in allowing these photos to be taken of the costume for publication on this site!

And now, the modern day appearance of Ricardo Montalban's "Space Seed" costume, followed by some screen captures of it as seen in the 1967 episode ...