Bryan Fuller Teases New ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Alien Makeup
In all the excitement of analyzing the ships and timelines of Star Trek: Discovery, fans have overlooked the next generation of weird and wonderful alien creatures to populate Bryan Fuller’s new series. See for yourself, as our new Star Trek teases extraterrestrial prosthetics for … something! Maybe an Andorian?
Ahead of likely further details at CBS’ upcoming TCA press tour day, Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Bryan Fuller offered a brief glimpse into makeup tests for the new series. The first impulse for Trekkies might be the antennae of an Andorian (the shape’s a little off, even if you turn them blue), but who knows? Maybe we’re looking at said appendages upside-down?
Shooting in Toronto this fall, the new 13-episode Star Trek: Discovery is officially said to return to the timeline previously rebooted by J.J. Abrams’ film series, as well to be “heavily serialized,” akin to a novel, more-so than an episodic nature. Some reports have also suggested the series will take place before Kirk and Spock’s Star Trek, as evidenced by the Discovery’s NCC-1031 designation.
Bryan Fuller will headline the new streaming iteration of Star Trek as co-creator and executive producer, while Wrath of Khan director Nicholas Meyer has also joined alongside Gene Roddenberry’s son Rod, fan-favorite Voyager novel alum Kirsten Beyer, franchise vet Joe Menosky and Heroes writer Aron Coleite. So reads the initial synopsis for the series, which debuts on CBS in January 2017 before moving to All-Access:
The brand-new “Star Trek” will introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.
Additional details will emerge soon, but what should we expect from the new streaming Star Trek: Discovery, and its alien inhabitants?