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

Friday, April 8, 2022

The U.S.S. Enterprise starship design of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Presented below are some detailed images of the new starship U.S.S. Enterprise design to be featured in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the highly-anticipated pre-TOS era television series that is set to premiere on Paramount+ in less than one month's time, on May 5, 2022.    Starring Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Spock, Season One of the series will consist of 10 episodes and will run through July 7th.

This attractive and highly detailed illuminated model of the Enterprise is currently on display in a special Strange New Worlds exhibit at Star Trek: Mission Chicago, the ViacomCBS sponsored fan convention taking place from April 8 - 10, 2022 at the massive McCormick Place center in Chicago, Illinois.  Based on the apparent relative size of people seen alongside the model in the imagery that follows, the miniature appears to be approximately 6' in length if not larger, which would correspond to the dimensions witnessed in actual filming models from earlier Star Trek series and feature films - although it is uncertain whether this model was employed in filming since most new science fiction productions typically rely entirely on computer-generated imagery (CGI) for their spacecraft and special effects scenes.   The overall starship design pays tribute to the original Constitution-class U.S.S. Enterprise famously created by Art Director and Production Designer Matt Jefferies for Star Trek: The Original Series; and features a striking level of artistic detail in the mosaic pattern paint scheme applied to the hull surfaces.   Special thanks to the websites StrangeNewPod.com and Tex-Trek.com for providing much of the imagery shown below, that is courtesy of their facebook feeds, and other anonymous contributors.

Very special thanks to my friend and fellow Star Trek fan T.J. Babinetz, currently on site at Star Trek: Mission Chicago, for his gracious permission to display the final 19 images included in this photostudy, which expertly capture the details of the model from both a top perspective as well as a front right side and aft viewpoints - allowing for some striking closeups of the saucer section, nacelle and shuttle bay features.