Category Archives: 048) 2008 Comm

Artist Inspirations: Star Trek Gadgets

Top Left: Screen used tricorder. From the Paul G. Allen Collection at the Henry Museum.
Bottom Left: Episode image showing internals with door dropped down.
Middle Top and Bottom: The 2018 Hallmark tricorder.
Right: A much longer strap was used on the show so it could be positioned near the hip when hanging from the shoulder.


Left: From the Paul Allen collection at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, Washington.
Left: A midgrade hand phaser from TOS Set Decorator John Dwyer’s collection. Photo from Star Trek Prop Authority.

48) 2008 Star Trek Communicator

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If you had to invent a futuristic communications device, what would it look like? decades before flip phones beacame commonplace, the visionary prop artists of STAR TREK created the convincing, portable, and highly desirable method for 23rd ceturay Starfleet crew members to keep in touchwith each other.  Its transmissions could cross great distances, and its functions included a locator that anticipated today’s GPS.

Open the lid and press the buttons inside to the lights flash and hear portions of actual communicator conversations form the original STAR TREK television series.

Battery

2008

QXI 2254

$18.50

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