Last month it was announced that Star Trek: Discovery was nominated for two Emmys, including one for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup. Voting for the Emmys started yesterday and CBS is again ramping up their “For Your Consideration” campaign for the show, including a new interview with the makeup designer where he talked a little bit about season two Klingons, again.
Are you ready for some new Klingons?
Last week we reported on Discovery makeup designer Glenn Hetrick’s panel at Star Trek Las Vegas where he revealed the Klingons were getting a “completely new look” for season two. At that panel Hetrick said that the Klingons we saw in season one were not the whole story and there were more Klingon Houses to reveal. He also noted that the hairless Klingons of season one were inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Rightful Heir,” which told the story of how Kahless cut off a lock of his hair and threw it into a volcano to make the first bat’leth.
Now in a new FYC Emmy interview with Syfy focusing on work for the first season, Hetrick also spoke a little bit about season two, and specifically about that story of Kahless, saying:
“We’re obsessed with that story,” Hetrick said. “And as we unpack it, we’re going to find tons of other reasons for the Klingon look” — which is going to change in season two, he promised. “I think people are going to freak out when this unfurls in front of them.”
In the Syfy interview Hetrick also again noted how we have only seen six of the twenty-four Klingon Houses, indicating there is more to the Discovery Klingons to reveal. The makeup artist has already developed backstories and designs for other houses. And in his panel, he made it pretty clear that at least some will be more familiar to fans. He has yet to say definitively that we will see Klingons with hair, but he has come close to it. Hopefully, we will get a real glimpse before early 2019 when the second season premieres. Until then, we always have Photoshop.
Emmy voting has started, Chieffo lends her support to Makeup team
As noted by Glenn Hetrick himself yesterday on Twitter, voting has started for the Emmys. And today he did a bit more promotion for the team who are nominated.
For your kind consideration in the Emmy category: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for Series, Mini-Series, Movie, or Special.— Glenn Hetrick (@glenn_hetrick) August 14, 2018
Thank you to everyone involved, honored to be nominated this year. #creativeartsemmys2018 @StarTrek @startrekcbs @cbsallaccess #votingbegins @glenn_hetrick pic.twitter.com/ZtRHvjlSfe
CBS is also using social media to promote the work of the makeup team who are all nominated, including the time-lapse below, showing the transformation of actor Damon Runyan into the Klingon Ujilli, of House Mo’Kai.
Don’t let the speed of this video fool you. From concept to screen, some of the creatures on #StarTrekDiscovery took 600 -700 hours of labor to develop 😱🌟. #StarTrekFYC #CBSTVStudiosFYC pic.twitter.com/Tc1YRbxQFC— CBS TV Studios (@CBSTVStudios) August 13, 2018
Klingon actress Mary Chieffo also attended a guild event in over the weekend with nominee James MacKinnon. She shared some photos from the event on Twitter.
Proud to support our amazing @startrekcbs Prosthetic Makeup Team at the #IATSE #local76 Celebration of the 2018 Emmy-Nominated Make-Up Artists & Hairstylists yesterday. Emmy online voting starts today! Please consider #StarTrekDiscovery 🌟🙏🏼🌟 @TelevisionAcad @StarTrek pic.twitter.com/MFdrJlTa4Y— Mary Chieffo (@marythechief) August 13, 2018
Red Carpet also caught up with Chieffo and MacKinnon at the event for a quick interview.
Voting for the Emmys ends in August 31st. The winners will be announced at the Creative Arts Awards ceremony on Saturday, September 8.
Star Trek: Discovery is available exclusively in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.
Keep up with all the Star Trek: Discovery news at TrekMovie.