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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Special Photo Study: William Shatner 1st Season TOS Captain Kirk Tunic from "Operation: Annihilate!"

It is a great pleasure for this site to present the following set of detailed photos to document this exceptional William Shatner screen worn Captain Kirk gold velour tunic from the first season of Star Trek: The Original Series.  This tunic is part of the complete Kirk Starfleet uniform that sold as Lot 1508 during Profiles In History's Hollywood Auction 83 in July of 2016.   As seen in the composite photos immediately below, the unique arrangement of Captain's braid on the left arm cuff of this tunic can be precisely screen matched to the pattern visible in the scene from the 1st season TOS episode "Operation: Annihilate!"   (first airdate: Apr. 13, 1967) where William Shatner leans over a sickbay bed to regard actress Joan Swift who portrayed his sister-in-law Aurelan Kirk in the broadcast ...

Below are some views of this tunic from various camera angles as well as closeup shots that capture the command patch, collar, gold velour fabric, and both the right arm and left arm Captain's braid patterns.   Special thanks to the Troy R. Kinunen Family / MEARS Pop Culture Collection for its very gracious permission to display all of these outstanding images of such an iconic piece of Star Trek history.