First, thanks @norbauer for creating this wonderful community and resource. I hope I’ll be able to contribute in a meaningful way
As stated in the thread title, I’m collecting Star Trek medical props for a medkit. I’m interested in building a DS9-era cortical stimulator (I stumbled across this reference pic on @hms’s Flickr page) and I’m having trouble identifying one of the components of the connection band. Specifically, I’m hoping to identify the source of the metallic rounded squares.
I was prompted to join the board when I came across @NickDaring’s thread on Chrysalid / Graffix Cyberwear Pins. Lo and behold, underneath the housing of Worf’s medallions are the same metallic squares. Further research led to the discovery that this material turned up everywhere during TNG/early DS9.
It first appears as the Post-Atomic Horror Soldier’s armor from Encounter at Farpoint. Figuring it was used in even more props, I scanned the Star Trek Auction Listings site and found quite a few other examples. Gowron’s shirt appears to be made entirely of this stuff too.
Given the shear amount of times it was used, it seems the production had abundant access to this material. At first I thought the squares might be small washers or bead spacers of some kind but given the fact that the squares are always accompanied by an underlying black mesh, it may be that this material (squares and mesh combined) is a found item. Or perhaps it was painstakingly created by the production for the soldier’s armor in Farpoint and leftover material was used over the years.
I’m hoping to tap into the wealth of knowledge found on this forum to find the source of this elusive item!