The Star Trek crew uniform is an iconic piece of the franchise. Since the original series, the primary colored tunic/black pant combination has been one of the most culturally identifiable images, and was translated and updated for the latest films…
Debuting in 1966, Star Trek unleashed a pop-culture phenomenon that would permanently keep a residence in the consciousness and hearts of science fiction fans. With Star Trek’s popularity, Starfleet’s Captain William T. Kirk, Lieutenant Nyota Uhura, Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy, and the ever-so-logical Mr. Spock quickly catapulted from television series characters to beloved icons.
Working as the Prop Master for a major motion picture is a tough job, even when the pieces you’re creating aren’t already iconic. When industry veteran Andy Siegel landed the job for Star Trek Into Darkness, he was not only taking on a sequel to a successful film, but a legacy of props and design that’s now over 50 years in the making. Thankfully, Andy was nice enough to visit memory lane with us and share a bit about what it was like to help equip the Starship Enterprise….
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