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

Friday, January 23, 2015

Propworx February 21, 2015 Star Trek Auction: the first of three major Trek auctions coming from Propworx this year

2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for collectors of screen used Star Trek memorabilia, as the California based auction house Propworx is preparing to bring literally hundreds of rare and iconic pieces from the franchise to the auction block in a series of three major sales to be held over the next 7 months.   These auctions will feature a spectacular array of costumes, props, artwork and production materials that are primarily drawn from the collections of Star Trek luminaries Gary Hutzel (VFX Supervisor), Joe Longo (Propmaster) and Ronald B. Moore (VFX Supervisor).  Included in the offering is an exciting collection of starship and space station filming miniatures that represents the largest public offering of these rare screen used models since the historic Christie's 40th Anniversary of Star Trek sale in October, 2006.  The costumes available will encompass many iconic pieces from major cast members; and will include television series as well as motion picture wardrobe.  At present, the first 100 lots of memorabilia have been assembled and listed on LiveAuctioneers.com - all ready for the February 21, 2015 live online bidding session.  A second auction is set for May, 2015; and the third auction will take place live on site at the Creation Official 2015 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention this August in Nevada.  

Presented below are the original auction catalog photos and descriptions for some of the highlights to be offered in the February 21st event - officially titled the "Propworx Star Trek Auction IV".  The very first lot in the sale is the rare, screen matched TOS Phaser Pistol from the second season Original Series episode "Assignment: Earth", which is listed with a pre-auction bid estimate of $40,000 - $60,000.

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 February Auction IV 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:  http://www.liveauctioneers.com/catalog/66488_propworx-star-trek-auction-iv/page1

And now, some highlights from the exciting February offerings ...

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Nichelle Nichols - A Rare and Artistic Photo Study Behind The Scenes On The TOS Soundstage

Below are some rarely seen images of the ever beautiful Nichelle Nichols, taken on the Desilu soundstages while The Original Series was still in production, in which she allowed her playful spirit to grace the camera with many artistic poses ...