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

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Star Trek: Enterprise Porthos Puppet from "A Night In Sickbay"

Presented below are some detailed photos of a rare life-size puppet of Captain Archer's beloved pet beagle Porthos that was screen used in the memorable 2nd season Star Trek: Enterprise episode "A Night In Sickbay" (first airdate: Oct. 16, 2002); in which Porthos almost dies after exposure to an alien virus.  This puppet features incredible artistic detail and is equipped with a set of internal air bellows to simulate breathing activity that are electronically powered via cables running from its stomach.  The overall display includes a custom made medical quarantine tank and measures approx. 12.5" x 30" x 14.25". 

This iconic prop was recently offered as Lot 359 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 £2,500 (approximately US$3,825), not including the 29% buyers premium.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Jeri Ryan Seven of Nine Borg Makeup Appliances from Star Trek: Voyager

Presented below are some detailed photos of a rare set of screen worn soft latex Borg hand and face appliances used by actress Jeri Ryan in her portrayal of Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager (UPN, 1995-2001).  This particular set is attributed to the 6th season episode "Unimatrix Zero" (first airdate: May 24, 2000) and features a metallic steel and brass-effect paint finish.

These iconic makeup appliances were recently offered as Lot 351 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 ...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

ScreenUsed November 2015 Prop and Wardrobe Auction - Star Trek Results

Presented below is the complete set of final prices realized for the 39 lots of Star Trek memorabilia that were offered in the Day 2 live session of the ScreenUsed Winter 2015 Movie Prop and Wardrobe Auction; which took place last month on November 21st via online bidding at iCollector.com.

The highest price witnessed for a Star Trek item in the sale was $7,670 for a Starship Enterprise Backlit LCARS Panel from Star Trek: The Next Generation which featured a top view of the Enterprise-D Galaxy Class vessel.  A Rare Breathing Tribble from Star Trek: The Original Series realized $5,310, and a William Shatner screen used Captain Kirk Rock Climbing Outfit from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier sold for $3,835.

All of the final values that follow reflect the high bids witnessed on the items as well as an 18% buyers premium ...