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Gerald Gurian is a 40+ year collector of screen used Star Trek memorabilia and a passionate fan of TOS
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- 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
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- TOS Soundstage at Desilu -TOS Shatner Romulan Pants - The Beautiful Women of TOS Pt. II
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- 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
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- TOS Shatner Early 1st Season Command Tunic -William Shatner TOS Tunics At Auction - TOS Shatner Late 1st Season Command Tunic

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Christina Chong La'an Noonien-Singh Elaborate Gown from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Presented below are some detailed photos of a Christina Chong screen worn La'an Noonien-Singh elaborate gown from the new Star Trek: Strange New Worlds television series, the 8th live action adventure series in the history of the franchise, which is set to premiere on Thursday, May 5, 2022 on Paramount+.  This costume was recently on display in a special Strange New Worlds exhibit at Star Trek: Mission Chicago, a ViacomCBS sponsored fan convention that took place from April 8 - 10, 2022 at the massive McCormick Place center in Chicago, Illinois.   It is a beautiful design for an intriguing new character to the Star Trek universe, whose surname suggests that she is a descendant of the famous Khan Noonien Singh, the genetically-engineered "superman" who became the absolute ruler of more than one-quarter of Earth's population and was so masterfully portrayed by actor Ricardo Montalban in the iconic 1st season TOS episode "Space Seed" (first airdate: Feb. 16, 1967) as well as Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).

Special thanks to my friends and fellow Star Trek fans T.J. Babinetz and Andy Holt, who attended the Star Trek: Mission Chicago convention, for their very gracious permission to display their detailed photography of this costume in this article.    Just click on any of the images below to view an enlarged version ...

A concept sketch of this elegant design seen alongside a costume test shot of the actress, from a panel discussion held by SNW Costume Designer Bernadette Cross at Star Trek: Mission Chicago ...

As revealed by Bernadette Cross, the adorable dog seen in the following behind-the-scenes shots was apparently on the set as an emotional support animal for a member of the production crew or one of the actors, and was then cast for a cameo appearance on the show ...

The first dog to appear on Star Trek, with Mr. Spock in the memorable 1st season episode "The Enemy Within", in a composite image alongside the latest canine guest ...