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, November 30, 2015

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Prototype Earth Spacedock Model Miniature

Below are some images of an attractive model miniature prototype, measuring approx. 17.75" x 12.5" x 12.25", used for concept development / design approval of the Earth Spacedock filming model that was constructed for the third Star Trek motion picture,  The Search for Spock (Paramount, 1984).   This mock-up is constructed from molded sheet plastic and features eight docking bays with a wire-supported paper Enterprise seen entering one of the open ports.   The surface of the station features a fine grid-line pattern to simulate paneled construction which is similar to that seen in the final version of Earth Spacedock, and this prototype also features numerous antennas protruding from either end of the station, but of simplified design in comparison to the complex geometries seen on-screen.

This impressive model was recently offered as Lot 341 in the Prop Store of London's September, 2015 "Treasures from the World of Film & Television" entertainment memorabilia auction that took place at the ODEON BFI IMAX theatres in Waterloo, London, England; where it realized a high bid of £5,000 (approximately US$7,650), not including the 29% buyers premium.

Some Spacedock screen captures from The Search for Spock are shown at the bottom of this photo study.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Jolene Blalock T'Pol Seasons 1 & 2 Jumpsuit from Star Trek: Enterprise

Presented below are some detailed images of a Jolene Blalock screen-worn T'Pol Vulcan uniform; constructed of the familiar brown, yellow, black and grey streaked form-fitting fabric that characterized her unique jumpsuits seen throughout the series pilot Broken Bow (first airdate: September 26, 2001) and the first two seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise.  This costume features a hidden zipper running down the center of the back and a brown elasticized belt as well as an accompanying metal Vulcan emblem for placement on the collar.

This iconic uniform was recently offered as Lot 357 in the Prop Store of London's September, 2015 "Treasures from the World of Film & Television" entertainment memorabilia auction that took place at the ODEON BFI IMAX theatres in Waterloo, London, England; where it realized a high bid of £2,000 (approximately US$3,060), not including the 29% buyers premium.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Star Trek Original Series William Shatner 2nd Season Captain Kirk Wraparound Green Starfleet Tunic

Presented below are some detailed photos of a rare 2nd season green Wraparound style Starfleet Captain's tunic - a unique costume design created specifically for wear by William Shatner alone - from the production of Star Trek: The Original Series.   Created by TOS Costume Designer William Ware Theiss, this exceptional garment is part of the collection of renowned Star Trek TOS expert Greg Jein.  Mr. Jein, a celebrated model maker, is also the creator of the 4 foot filming miniature of the Enterprise-D built at the start of the 3rd season for Star Trek: TNG.   This historic costume was worn extensively by William Shatner throughout the production of the famous 2nd season episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" (first airdate: December 29, 1967) - arguably the most popular episode of the series.  Some screenshots of William Shatner in this tunic are displayed after the modern day images ...