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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Shuttlecraft Galileo meets the Space Shuttle Enterprise

This exciting and truly historic image, featuring the 23 foot long restored Star Trek TOS Galileo shuttlecraft prop/exterior filming set on display beside the decommissioned United States Space Shuttle Enterprise (OV-101) - which of course was the first Space Shuttle Orbiter built for NASA and was named after the Star Trek starship - comes to us courtesy of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex in New York City.

The Galileo was recently transported to the Museum's Space Shuttle Pavilion, on temporary loan from it's permanent home at NASA's Space Center Houston, so that it can be part of the Intrepid Museum's upcoming exhibit, Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, which opens in July.   According to the museum's webpage regarding the exhibit, which may be viewed at http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Startrek.aspx :

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum welcomes the new exhibition Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience to Pier 86 this summer. The Museum will be the first venue in the United States to host this immersive “Trek Tech” experience, spanning 12,000 square feet.  Become a cadet and join the Starfleet Academy’s Career Day in the 26th century. After student orientation, cadets visit nine zones focusing on the Academy’s special training in language, medicine, engineering, navigation, command and science. Once training is completed, cadets receive their specialty.  Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience will feature interactive activities and unique technology, including Leap Motion, table projections, projection mapping and holograms.  In addition to Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience, the Museum will feature special Star Trek–themed programs and tours.

Simply to stand in the presence of these two historic spacecraft could make the trek to NYC worthwhile.  A short video regarding the shipment and arrival of the Galileo at the Museum may be found at this link:  https://www.facebook.com/IntrepidMuseum/videos/10154196839237642/?pnref=story