Dig These Great Star Trek Original Series Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Science fiction props, artifacts, and ephemera are very easy to find on auction sites although they can often be expensive to obtain. And one of the great sources of cool stuff is Star Trek. So today I have a set of behind-the-scenes photographs taken on the set of Star Trek in 1966.

Most of these pictures feature Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, although we also get appearances from Capt. Kirk and Mr. Sulu. Based on some of the props seen in these shots, I’m guessing at least some of them were taken during the filming of “The Galileo Seven,” which aired in January 1967.  Look for the pictures of Spock with the giant spear and Yeoman Mears (Phyllis Douglas) fending off one of the ape-like creatures of Taurus II.

Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series
Is that Romulan Ale?
Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series
Checkmate, captain.
Yeoman Mears (Phyllis Douglas) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series
You lucky ape.

Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series

Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series
Emerging from the Galileo shuttlecraft.
Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series
I wonder if he knows “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins.”
Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series
Vulcan lute solo!
Mr. Sulu (George Takei) on the set of Star Trek: The Original Series
Oh my, nice plant Sulu!