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

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds" Exhibition at the Seattle EMP Museum - Celebrating 50 Years of Star Trek

A spectacular exhibition of screen used props, costumes, starship filming models, and set fixtures that is rich in Original Series memorabilia and spans the entire Star Trek franchise - representing perhaps the most impressive collection of Star Trek production artifacts ever assembled for public display - opened its doors yesterday at the EMP Museum in downtown Seattle, Washington.  The special exhibit, called "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds" will run for just over 9 months from May 21st until Feb. 27, 2017 and features more than 100 rare artifacts and high-tech video displays, all presented in a highly appealing labyrinth-like floor layout which is accented by bright orange rock-like pillars and structures that evoke what one might expect to encounter on a TOS landing party exploration mission. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a stunning display consisting of Captain Kirk's Command Chair and the restored Helm and Navigations Console from the Original Series Desilu Bridge set arranged in the same orientation as they appeared together in all 79 classic TOS episodes, and presented alongside a pair of Starfleet uniforms worn by William Shatner and DeForest Kelley.   In a nearby display case, the costumes of Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols are shown with some original TOS Bridge control panels, and an adjacent case presents a group of rare screen used TOS hand props - together on public display as a set for the first time ever - that includes a Tricorder, a Phaser Pistol, a Communicator, a Hypospray, and a Medical Scanner.  In addition to all of the rare memorabilia on hand, the exhibit even provides several photo-op areas where visitors can pose in a replica of the Original Series Captain's Chair, can record footage of themselves re-creating William Shatner's iconic "Khaaaaaaan!" scream in a special booth, or be "beamed up" in a mock Transporter set.   And fans can even crawl through a recreation of a Jefferies tube along with many other interactive experiences.

Presented below is an extensive collection of photographs that document the exhibit in wonderful detail.   These photos were selected from several large online galleries that were published by the websites SeattleRefined.com, SeattleTimes.com (Credit: Brady Harvey), king5.com (for Western Washington's NBC televison station affiliate K5), and bellinghamherald.com (Credit: Elaine Thompson of Associated Press) as part of their coverage of the opening of "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds".

Detailed information about the EMP Museum and its complete set of exhibits, along with a storefront to purchase admission tickets to the Star Trek and all other attractions, can be found at:  http://www.empmuseum.org/

Especially for Original Series fans, this exhibition represents a historic opportunity to personally view some incredible artifacts of the first and finest series in the franchise as they have never been presented together before!