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, September 19, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery Starfleet Communicator


Presented below are some detailed photos of a screen used Starfleet Communicator prop from the new Star Trek: Discovery television series, which is constructed of milled aluminum and features a design that is clearly inspired by the communicators of TOS.  This impressive prop was part of a special Discovery-themed prop and costume exhibit at the recent Creation Official 2017 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that took place from August 2 - 6 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Nevada.  Star Trek: Discovery will make it's world premiere in 5 days on September 24th with a simultaneous broadcast on CBS television and the CBS All Access streaming video on demand service.  Subsequent episodes will be available only on CBS All Access, starting with episode 2 which will be available to subscribers immediately after the airing of the premiere on the 24th ...







Special thanks to my friend and fellow Star Trek fan David Wendelburg for his kind permission to display the following five extreme close-up shots of the control surfaces of this Starfleet Communicator prop ...








Below is an image of the circular display screen fully illuminated, as seen in a CBS teaser clip ...

 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery Michelle Yeoh Captain Philippa Georgiou Starfleet Duty Uniform


Presented below are some detailed photos of a screen worn Starfleet Captains Duty Uniform from the new Star Trek: Discovery television series; worn by Michelle Yeoh in her role as Captain Philippa Georgiou of the U.S.S. Shenzhou.  This costume was part of an impressive Discovery-themed prop and costume exhibit at the recent Creation Official 2017 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that took place from August 2 - 6 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Nevada.  The fabric for all of the Starfleet duty uniforms originated in Switzerland, where it was dyed the custom navy blue color before being shipped to Toronto, Canada for cutting and the assembly of the costumes.  Star Trek: Discovery will make it's world premiere in 6 days on September 24th with a simultaneous broadcast on CBS television and the CBS All Access streaming video on demand service.  Subsequent episodes will be available only on CBS All Access, starting with episode 2 which will be available to subscribers immediately after the airing of the premiere on the 24th...













This uniform is seen at far left in the following wide angle view of a portion of the Star Trek: Discovery display area ...


Below is a promotional photo of Michelle Yeoh in costume as Captain Georgiou in the new series ...


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery Starfleet Tricorder


Presented below are some detailed photos of a screen used Starfleet Tricorder prop from the new Star Trek: Discovery television series, which features a design that is reminiscent of the tricorder seen in the franchise's 1984 major motion picture "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock". This tricorder was part of a special Discovery-themed prop and costume exhibit at the recent Creation Official 2017 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that took place from August 2 - 6 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Nevada.  Star Trek: Discovery will make it's world premiere one week from today on September 24th with a simultaneous broadcast on CBS television and the CBS All Access streaming video on demand service.  Subsequent episodes will be available only on CBS All Access, starting with episode 2 which will be available to subscribers immediately after the airing of the premiere on the 24th ...







Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery Starfleet Medical Officer Duty Uniform


Presented below are some detailed photos of a screen used Starfleet Medical Officer Duty Uniform from the new Star Trek: Discovery television series.  Note that the Starfleet delta badge on the front of this uniform features a medical cross design as opposed to a traditional sciences division symbol. This costume was part of a special Discovery-themed prop and costume exhibit at the recent Creation Official 2017 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention that took place from August 2 - 6 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Nevada.  Star Trek: Discovery will make it's world premiere later this month on September 24th with a simultaneous broadcast on CBS television and the CBS All Access streaming video on demand service.  Subsequent episodes will be available only on CBS All Access ...