The site lists original props and costumes which have been used during the production of Star Trek. This page has been created to share my collection with you. Enjoy the posts and feel free to comment if you desire.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Spock's Camping Outfit from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

This is one of the two outfits, which were worn on screen by Leonard Nimoy in his role as Spock in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) during his conversation with Kirk at the mountainside in the Yosemite National Park.

It consists of a denim jacket with fluorescent green accents and a square shaped hole created in the front for use around a harness and a purple and black Dickie with matching fabric scraps and gray colored scraps.

For the first scenes, when Kirk (William Shatner) and Spock are talking in a side view, Nimoy stood on a moveable teeter-totter. For the further scenes, the production team installed a pole at the fake rock wall made of fiberglass, attached one end to a body suit Nimoy was wearing under the outfit and moved the pole up and down.

About the Designer

Nilo Rodis-Jamero was the leading artist for the costumes used in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. He worked at ILM in the 1980s. He served as a visual effects art director on The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. He is credited as the designer of the popular Klingon Bird of Prey first seen in Star Trek III.  He went on to work as a costume designer for Return of the Jedi and as an art director on Star Trek IV, V and VI.  When William Shatner saw the detail that Rodis put into his storyboards for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, he hired him as a costume designer.  He shared those duties with Dodie Shepard.

Usually it is a lot of work, but sometimes you're just lucky and able to find enough small details for a comparison between your item and the one on screen. When I had a look at the back side of Spock's Denim jacket I was more than thrilled about all the recognizable areas of the fabric, which are absolutely unique - just like a human finger print. For a clearly screenmatch you can compare the photo of the jacket (left) with a screencap from the movie below.

Publicity Shot for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Son'a Padd from Star Trek: Insurrection

The padd was featured in Star Trek: Insurrection. The high quality cast resin hand prop has been painted metallic gold with a raised black "screen" and silver tape accents. The image on the "screen" is that of a spatial scan with starship positions and Son'a character letters. On the reverse is a red application featuring similar Son'a character letters. The static prop measures approx. 9 X 6 X .5 inches.

It seems to be that the padd is the one which Gallatin use when he reports to Ru'afo (F. Murray Abraham) and Admiral Dougherty (Anthony Zerbe) because every Son'a Padd has a different red application on the reverse.

If you compare the photo above with the screncap you can see that the red applications are identical.


Sunday, June 9, 2013

Class B Starfleet Uniform from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Starfleet Uniform seen in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). This was the main attire for the Enterprise crew during the first movie directed by Robert Wise.

The Class-B uniforms which were designed by Robert Fletcher, are more casual, with either long or short sleeves. The uniforms are worn daily around the ship. There are three uniform colors in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (white, brown, beige). The shoulder tabs and insignia showing department and rank. A white shirt and grey pants are worn by command level officers, and the lower officers wear beige. Enlisted personnel wear light and dark brown. The insignia worn on the breast match the tabs in color (Red: Engineering and maintenance). The Rank is indicated by stripes, except for the yellow squares worn on the tabs of Chiefs.

The uniform is accompanied by a attached bio-monitor prop. It's made of plastic, the interior is filled with foam and a back panel holds into place a pair of elastic strips with dried glue residue. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ahdar Ru'afo Uniform (Stunt) from Star Trek: Insurrection

This Ru’afo uniform was worn by F. Murray Abraham’s stunt double Perry Barndt. "Ru'afo" (played by F. Murray Abraham) was the leader of the Son'a people. They were featured prominently in Star Trek IX: Insurrection (1998) where they were fighting a loosing battle to overcome the affects of aging without access to the regenerative effects of the Ba’ku planet’s metaphasic radiation. The species is a humanoid race decended from the Ba’ku who are known for their egotistical and materialist nature.

The costume consits of a gold colored vinyl jumpsuit with patterned shoulders. Down each side are black strips of capillary rubber, the bottom of each leg has black elastic stirrups and there is a zip up the back.

The jumpsuit has bronze ribs that Velcro onto the sides. The lined waistcoat is made of pleated velvet with black bubbled latex trim. Four bronze ribs Velcro onto each shoulder denoting Ru’afo’s rank as leader. The knee high black boots are padded with four metal rings around each calf. Ru'afo wears a cowl with a bronze skull plate on his head. Ru'afos uniform was designed by Sanja Milkovic Hays.
The costume is believed to be used during the filming of the ending of Star Trek: Insurrection. When Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) boards the Son'a Particle Collector ship to destabilize and thus destroy it, he is confronted by a winded Ru'afo. They are surrounded by puffs of plasma which vents all around them. Picard fires and the plasma explodes, sending Ru'afo flying off his feet and down to a lower level, where he is barely able to hang on.