schnitzer

Feinberg

“Trials and Tribble-ations of a Master of Properties” by Irving Feinberg

By | Behind the Scenes of Star Trek TOS, Props, Schnitzer's Prop Closet | 2 Comments

Back when Star Trek was still on the air on NBC, folks could write in and become a member of the Star Trek Fan Club.  One of the perks of joining the Fan Club was receiving the monthly edition of a small newsletter–Inside Star Trek.  These newsletters were just a few pages along and were mimeographed.

Read More
thecagehd 2

Mister Spock–With a Limp?

By | Behind the Scenes of Star Trek TOS, Special Features | No Comments

The November 20th, 1964 Final Draft script for “The Cage” written by Gene Roddenberry (from back in that very narrow window of time when the Captain wasn’t named “April” anymore and he wasn’t yet named “Pike,”  he was “James Winter”) has some script direction that clarifies what’s going on: From Scene 4: Ship’s Science Officer, MISTER SPOCK, nursing a foot injury, limps onto scene to stand beside Winter, watching the viewing screen, too.

Read More
2037407793_bc292fd271_q(1)

Dr. McCoy’s Stelton-Brand Salt Shaker “Scalpels”

By | Props, Schnitzer's Prop Closet | No Comments

Folks may heard the story of how Gene Roddenberry wanted some salt shakers for “The Man Trap”–which ended up not being appropriate for use as salt shakers–so Gene asked that they be pressed into service as medical and surgical instruments for Doctor McCoy. Gene Roddenberry had this to say in the book The Making of Star Trek by Stephen E. Whitfield & Gene Roddenberry:

Read More
1952261749_0be38f3b3a_q

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

By | Props, Schnitzer's Prop Closet | No Comments

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:

Read More

DONATE TO STUDIO AND EPISODE EXPENSES

ONE TIME DONATION

Make a one time donation of any amount, via PayPal, or check or credit card.

DONATE TO WEB & POST PRODUCTION SERVER EXPENSES

ONE TIME DONATION

Make a one time donation of any amount, via PayPal, or check or credit card.