Showrunner Explains New Look For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Klingons

Klingons in Star Trek: Discovery

The look of the Klingons in Star Trek: Discovery has been the subject of much discussion since the trailer came out in May. Today Entertainment Weekly has a new quote from Discovery showrunner Aaron Harberts, which seems to be addressing fan debate:

“In the different versions of Trek, the Klingons have never been completely consistent,” Harberts said. “We will introduce several different houses with different styles. Hopefully, fans will become more invested in the characters than worried about the redesign.”

The article also notes that original original showrunner Bryan Fuller advocated “updating” the new look for the Klingons and was involved in the redesign.

CBS has also released high resolution version of the two images in the Entertainment Weekly SDCC preview issue we showed on Saturday, including this one with the Klingons below.

Mary Chieffo as L’Rell and Chris Obi as T’Kuvma in Star Trek: Discovery (CBS)

Those are Klingons?

Let’s not forget that Klingons have not been known for their consistent look from one Star Trek series to another, as noted in the Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations.”

And while most physical changes to the Klingons were due to budgetary reasons, the canon explanation came in a story arc on Enterprise.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US. See our Discovery info page for more details.

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