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.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Brent Spiner's “Lt. Commander Data” Isolation suit from Star Trek: Insurrection


This is a bright red Isolation suit with helmet worn by "Lt. Commander Data" during the thrilling opening action sequence of Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). It's a complete collection of both "hero" and "stunt double" pieces worn by actor Brent Spiner and his stunt double Brian Avery.

The isolation suit was a type of stealth clothing used by the Federation Starfleet in the 24th century. The suit was equipped with technology that made the person wearing it practically invisible.

This Isolation suit includes Spiner's hero helmet and boots. The helmet has internal padding and an accordion collar. Brent Spiner's gold make-up is still visible inside. The boots are made of rubber. The belt has stunt double Brian Avery's name in it.

The red jumpsuit has a rubber neckline, a Velcro waist for the rubber belt to attach and stirrups for the feet and thumbs to hold the fabric taut. Attached to the jumpsuit on the right sleeve is a “cloaking device” that has sequential red LED lighting triggered by small buttons.

A gray shoulder piece from the Starfleet uniform as well as the yellow tunic is under the Isolation suit. The tunic has the screen matched burnt collar. Remember the scene when Data removes the helmet and is his head "floating" in the air. You can see the the damaged collar after Data was hit by a Son'a disrupter.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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.