First look at Klingons in 'Star Trek: Discovery'?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by JacksonArcher, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. JacksonArcher

    JacksonArcher Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My friend on Facebook posted the below picture. He's currently working on the set for Star Trek: Discovery, although something tells me not for very much longer. It appears to be our first real look at Klingons from the show.

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    I'm honestly not sure how I feel. They seem a bit slender with outward appearances more resembling facehuggers than Klingons. It's an odd design, but maybe they'll look better in motion?
     
  2. SeamusShameless

    SeamusShameless Commander Red Shirt

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    The spine going all the way down the back of the head looks similar to the TMP Klingons. I'm not digging the bald look, maybe they're waiting on wigs and other hair appliances?
     
  3. LtChange

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    They might be the old Klingons from the sarcophagus ship?
     
  4. Michael

    Michael In alignment with canon Moderator

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    I think they look awesome! And my guess is also that they are some ancient version of the Klingons using the Sarcophagus ship. Exciting stuff!
     
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    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    They do kind of look like TMP Klingons. Before Enterprise, there was fan speculation that Smoothies and Knuckleheads were different Klingon ethnic groups, so maybe that's what they're doing with the Ridgies.
     
  6. DS9forever

    DS9forever Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Bashir: Those are Klingons?
     
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  7. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Now, that looks pretty good. Not 100% convinced those are Klingons, could be another new alien race. But still, looks like good make-up and costume work right there.

    Sadly, it's probably gonna cause a shitstorm in the fanboyworld.
     
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  8. Tosk

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    The costumes put me in mind of the Necromongers from Chronicles of Riddick. The one with Bones in it. :)
     
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    a thousand-yard stare Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Around a dozen of them - could be they're the Klingon crew. The dude in the Louis XIV boots, tail-jacket and skirt(?) appears to have hair so maybe the rest are waiting for hairpieces

    :-|
     
  10. Takeru

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    If they were supposed to have hair the actors wouldn't have full head pieces.

    I don't care if they redesign the klingons, continuity in alien design isn't really something Star Trek followed, TMP redesigned the klingons, TNG redesigned the romulans and DS9 redesigned the trill.

    I actually prefer this look to the old one, it looks more alien.
     
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  11. SeamusShameless

    SeamusShameless Commander Red Shirt

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    The Klingon from Into Darkness who took his helmet off was supposed to have hair but the wig kept coming off with the helmet so they nixed it. He also had a full headpiece.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the new look. I just think it would look better with hair.
     
  12. Tosk

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    Whether or not that is true, they didn't just yank off the wig and keep shooting. The make-up was designed, applied, and shot without a hairpiece.
     
  13. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Kilngons that actually look alien and not Mongolians with swarthy makeup or a leather-clad long-haired biker gang? Sign me up!
     
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    Serveaux The Man Premium Member

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    Looks awesome. Some definite nuTrek influence there - not TOS/Prime.
     
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    A much gutsier reimagining compared to what nuTrek did. I'm pleasantly surprised.
     
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  16. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    But...but...they said this show was supposed to take place in the Prime universe? ;)
     
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  17. cultcross

    cultcross We truly were a song of ice and fire Moderator

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    Is that one in gold in the background left? Klingon commander? That's very Jaffa.
     
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    Klingons or a totally different race I can't tell. Pretty cool though thanks for posting!
     
  19. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Actually, do we even know if it still takes place in the Prime-universe? It was Fuller's decision and he's now gone so who's to say which universe it's set in?
     
  20. RAMA

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    Terrific. More alien and elaborate. They're causing quite a fit on social media. I love anything that makes Trekkies think out of the box because most are so narrow minded and unimaginative.
     
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