Category Archives: Special Features

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Starfleet Equipment Tester (Square D-Brand Wigginton-style DC Polarity Tester)

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There is a prop we’ve seen occasionally in Star Trek The Original Series that seems to be some type of electronic device used for testing shipboard equipment. This Equipment Tester is first seen very briefly in “The Corbomite Maneuver.” Some unnamed crewmember is using it to check one of the plant-ons on one of the bulkheads in the ship’s corridors:

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Mavig’s Harp from “The Way to Eden”

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In addition to Mister Spock’s famous “Vulcan Harp” seen a handful of times, there is another musical instrument we saw once in Star Trek:The Original Series.  In the third season’s “The Way to Eden,” (episode 75)–written by Michael Richards and Arthur Heineman and directed by David Alexander–we got to see the character credited as “Girl # 1” (she was identified by name in the actual shooting script for “The Way to Eden” as “Mavig”) play some alien stringed musical instrument.

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