There is one prop that I wanted to build forever and never got around to it. In fact, this goes back to the early days on ASAP, when I just got into the hobby. At that time, I didn’t have a lot of experience obviously and was just figuring out how to build stuff. So, after seeing this prop in “Star Trek: Captain’s Chair“, my first impulse was to build it because it looked cool and I had recognized it from the show. [More…]
Identifying found items which the prop makers used to build the props for the show is always a challenge. But with the help of some fine folks in the prop community as well as a few very helpful pointers from people in the prop industry, the base item used for the construction of the Desktop Computer on “Star Trek: Voyager” has been identified! [More…]
It’s been a long time since I’ve updated anything on this site. The reason for that is that I’ve obviously not been able to do any actual prop building for quite some time. However, even during this period of inactivity, I didn’t abandon the hobby entirely. I’ve been watching episodes, capturing screenshots, participating in forum discussions, buying stuff and so on. However, there was no update to this place. [More…]
Ah, Starfleet cases. They come in all colors and shapes and I love all of them! Especially the ones that were used by the engineering staff to carry around their great little tools and instruments. But that’s not the only use for them, of course. They’re also very useful to store PADDs for example. And that’s exactly what Captain Picard uses his briefcase for in the TNG-Episode “Starship Mine” (6×18) when he leaves the ship, which is due for a Baryon sweep that requires a complete evacuation. [More…]
To absent friends… To family.
These are the words that Jean-Luc Picard spoke in the end of “Star Trek: Nemesis” after Data had sacrificed himself to rescue the Captain from the exploding Romulan vessel Scimitar. And it was that occasion, that brought all of Datas shipmates, friends and – in a sense – family together to honor him and taste Chateau Picard, the wine that Picard’s Brother [More…]
Raktajino (Klingon coffee) is one of the most popular drinks aboard the space station Deep Space Nine. Much like “normal” coffee, it can be ordered in several variants, such as: Hot, iced, black, double sweet, with milk etc. It however always comes in the same futuristic, very sturdy looking purple colored mug. [More…]
Klingon coffee (Raktajino) is available all over the station Deep Space Nine. It can not only be ordered in Quarks, but also in the Replimat for example, which is basically a large public replicator. But of course the Replimat needs to have its own type of coffee mug to give the audience a visible hint as to where the characters are on the station and to keep it recognizable. [More…]
“Tea, Earl Grey, hot!” is one of the most best known phrases of the entire Star Trek universe. Captain Picard usually uses these words to order his favourite beverage from the replicator. And he usually gets the dark liquid in a special type of tea cup, which I have now added to my collection. [More…]
Ten Forward – the bar/lounge area on the Enterprise-D – sure is a real fountain of diversity when it comes to glass vessels and beverage containers. One of the more recognizable ones started out as a candle holder and quickly got turned into a drinking glass by the set decorators of TNG. [More…]
As of today, trekprops.de is available in english! I’ve translated all of the articles and tutorials to make the information provided here available to international audiences as well. New material from now on will be added in english only.
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