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, November 6, 2018

William Shatner Star Trek Original Series Grecian Tunic from "Plato's Stepchildren"

Presented below are some detailed photos of a William Shatner screen worn reddish brown ancient Greek style tunic from the highly memorable 3rd season TOS episode "Plato's Stepchildren" (first airdate:  November 22, 1968).  This historic costume was seen extensively throughout the broadcast and, of particular significance, was worn during the famous interracial kiss scene with Nichelle Nichols - a groundbreaking moment in American television history.  Originally from the personal collection of TOS Costume Designer William Ware Theiss, this item is currently being offered for sale as Lot # 302 in Prop Store's upcoming "TV Treasure's Live Auction" of the Comisar Collection, which will take place on Saturday, December 1st, 2018.  The costume has a starting bid amount of $20,000, and a pre-auction bid estimate of $40,000 - $60,000.  Interested bidders may sign up to participate in the live event, which features a total of 61 lots of Star Trek Original Series and TOS-related memorabilia, directly on the Prop Store website at the following link:  https://us.propstoreauction.com/view-auctions/info/id/146/   A screenshot of this tunic as seen in "Plato's Stepchildren" is shown following the modern day imagery ...