Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I am lucky to have it.
It first appears in the season 3 opener 'The Search (pt. 1)'.
There were at least two of this costume made with numerous extra shirts and jumpsuits at the ready. One was sold at the Christie's 2006 auction, and this one here. My fear when buying this costume is that it would have stunt components, but this particular costume has tags in all components with the name 'Armin'.
The pieces of the costumes were sometimes mixed a bit. Here it is in the exact configuration as I own it in the season 4 episode 'Accession'.
This very costume was donated by CBS to The Paley Center for the Media in 1996 while the show was still in production and was on display to the public for many years. When the Center decided to auction the costume, they called upon Joe Maddelena and Profiles In History to do the auction. To that end, this costume was also seen in the television show 'Hollywood Treasure' during the auction.
Below are a few screencaps of the very show it was featured in.
If anyone out there has photographs of the Star Trek display at the Paley Center when it was active, please let me know. I would be most grateful.