My Name Is Legion wrote:
The communicator looks like it could have been built up from the prop kits that were sold in the 1970s and early 80s by a guy who claimed his name was (no kidding) "James T. Kirk."
Good call...it has that rough look of amateur casting, much like the expensive Phasers sold at 70s cons.
I don't know how the TV show ended up, but the "experts" seemed to be spouting off, rather than being familiar with such a well known piece of TV history.