It's a good year to be a science-fiction fan, what with Star Trek: Discovery hitting CBS All-Access, FOX's The Orville, and SyFy reuniting ALL of Ron Moore's Battlestar Galactica happening this fall. What a time to be alive, right?
And yet — it seems impossible to please Star Trek fans. Even with the countless positive press flowing from the CBS production, hardcore Trekkies seem hellbent on finding things to complain about, even before the show airs. Sure, the series has been plagued with troubles, losing their showrunner Bryan Fuller early in the process as well as numerous air date pushbacks. The constant endurance of the unfortunately acronymed STD fills even the most cynical viewer with hope.
Back last month at San Diego Comic-Con, CBS allowed fans to get an up close and personal look at the uniforms and weapons for the upcoming Trek series. Thanks to Bleeding Cool contributing photographer Pinguino Kolb, we thought you'd like to check out the exhibit:
You noticed the spiked outfits in that gallery, right? Those happen to be the wardrobe for the new breed of Klingons. This may be the most contested part of the new series, being such a departure from existing Klingon designs. So this guy is, if reports are to be believed, an ancient Klingon. So, not Kelvan timeline, not original series timeline, but a brand new really old character design.
The fabric for the Starfleet duty uniforms is dyed a custom navy blue in Switzerland, then cut and built in Toronto by the costume department of Star Trek: Discovery under the direction of costume designer Gersha Philips. You'll notice differences in the sleeve lengths of the Starfleet uniforms, and of course, the Captain has more gold on their suit.
These white uniforms are apparently for the medical staff of the Discovery, and are probably the most attractive of the lot.
Will this new Trek series allay fan fears? Only time will tell. Star Trek: Discovery is set to warp into CBS All-Access streaming September 24th with a broadcast premiere that night on CBS proper around 8:30 p.m. EST.