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, April 17, 2022

Some U.S.S. Stargazer Concept Art from Star Trek: Picard

Following the successful launch of Season 2 of the series in early March, Star Trek: Picard Production Designer Dave Blass released a breathtaking collection of concept art via his personal social media accounts, that focused on the design of the Sagan Class Starship U.S.S. Stargazer which was unveiled in the first episode of the season, that was so appropriately titled "The Star Gazer".  As Mr. Blass commented on facebook, "Designing the newest starship in the Federation Fleet takes a lot of visualization and PREVISUALIZATION. A new Starfleet ship has not been seen fully in over 20 years, so this was a monumental task. The coordination between lighting, cinematography, visual effects, playback technology and the Art Department is key, so getting it done in the computer BEFORE we start spending tons of money, is key. I love big foamcore white models, but during covid, it was all Email and digital. Great work by Igor Vidyashev for the previs and his designs, James Addink did the heavy lifting for the Set Design team Sean Hargreaves, Scott Schneider, Tim Earls, James Chung, Daren Dochterman, Kevin Cross, Kyle Courter, Rob Johnson, Karl Martin, Alan Farkas and as always John Eaves and Doug Drexler contributed to details and layout and were all integral to the overall look of the U.S.S. Stargazer."  Mr. Blass additionally credited "Blast shield Matthew Cunningham, Art Direction Mark Zuelzke, William Eliscu, Jann Engel, Dylan Bocanegra, Set Decoration by Tim Stepeck, Playback Todd Marks, Ben Betts, Larry Markart, Andrew Jarvis and Twisted Media.  Graphic Design by Geoffrey Mandel and LCARS Upgrade by Michael Okuda".  A selection of the stunning concept art imagery is reproduced below, with special thanks to Dave Blass and congratulations to the entire team on their exceptional work ...

A behind the scenes shot of the production team at work upon the fully realized U.S.S. Stargazer Bridge set ...