How "Star Trek: Discovery" recreated Klingons

Klingons have been around given “Star Trek” launched in 1966. But on the new series “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS All Access, they’ve gotten a new look. Makeup experts Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page talked to CBSN about reimagining Klingons and how they got their inspiration. 

Hetrick and Page showed off a HUD — heads-up display — helmet that the Klingons use. 

“It allows them to navigate their vessel,” explained Page. Page pronounced the user can only see by the helmet around “special Klingon HUD technology.” 

When asked if the Klingon cultured was desirous by Asian art, Hetrick and Page pronounced it was, but also explained that in the chronology of the “Star Trek” universe, it’s formidable to contend who desirous whom. 

“Are the Klingons the ones who introduced that art design in ancient visitor speculation to us?” asked Page. 

Hetrick combined that they are looking back at prior iterations of “Star Trek” to draw inspiration. 

“We’re also saying, ‘Where did the Klingon cultured come from? How is it generated in the strange series and how did it develop in the next generation?’ There’s a informative patina we’re trying to put on all of the Klingons that really starts to dilate that parameter.” 

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Hetrick also forked out that not all Klingons should demeanour the same, anyway: “They grew up in an sovereignty on a organisation of planets, not a singular planet.” 

Hetrick and Page pronounced they got superintendence from showrunner Bryan Fuller, who after left “Discovery,” on how the Klingons should look. 

“He wanted them to be hairless, some-more sophisticated,” pronounced Page. Page forked out that but the hair, he and Hetrick had the event to put pits in the backs of Klingons’ heads and ridges. 

Hetrick pronounced that yet they expected some blowback from fans, he is happy with the look. “It’s arrange of the avocation to develop it and make it something new,” he said. 

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