2.13.2017

"Let's redesign the Klingons" said no one ever.

But alas, it looks like the Star Trek: Discovery showrunners might have done just that. The Wertzone has a post up about a leaked photograph showing Klingons that have been significantly redesigned. Check it out.


I say supposedly because according to io9, the picture was originally posted by a extra working on the set then subsequently deleted. There's no confirmation or denial that the picture is legit, but as io9 points out, the costumes match those in another picture that was officially leaked last year.


So there's a very good chance that the first picture is legit and this is what the Klingons look like now. My thoughts? Bleh. Just bleh. First off, they look kind of like the Xindi-Reptilians from Star Trek: Enterprise. Does that mean the Klingons are reptilian now? Second, why? Why would the Klingons need such a radical redesign? If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Third, this is problematic for continuity. Discovery is set a decade before The Original Series, so wouldn't the Klingons of this era be the smooth forehead variety? It's also strange that this variant (assuming that this is what they represent and not a massive retcon) was never mentioned in any of the other shows.

Honestly though, I can't say that I'm too surprised by this. Star Trek: Discovery has been a trainwreck from the get-go. Personally, I think that's the reason Bryan Fuller dropped out as showrunner - the show was going to be such a disaster that he didn't want his name directly attached to it.

So what do you guys think? Like the Klingons' new look or hate it? Is Discovery going to be a disaster or a success?

1 comment:

  1. I would imagine Discovery will be a rehash of old scripts like the past shows. Voyager was awful, I really wanted Nelix to be crushed in a door or something. I did not mind Deep Space Nine but Enterprise was dreadful. I suppose Generations was ok. The Original series are still the best and to be honest the new films are not to bad.
    Do not get me started on Dr Who now and Capaldi. He cannot leave fast enough. Maybe the Tardis could land on Mr Moffat as well.

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