The Torchbearer Cometh
Updated July 20th 04:35 GMT
Exclusive: NCC-1031.COM is the first to break news about existence of the Torchbearer – a Klingon to be featured in Star Trek Discovery.
CBS has announced that some of the actors, writers, and showrunners of their upcoming Star Trek Discovery television series will be hosting a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Accompanying that, CBS has put on a Star Trek Discovery exhibit at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery in San Diego. Present at the exhibit are a number of props and costumes.
One of the costumes on display has been referred to as the “Klingon Torchbearer Suit”. The full sized suit can also be seen in the last scene of the Discovery trailer released a few months ago.
Design and Fabrication
We reached out to Neville Page on Twitter regarding the suit’s design and creation. “Design and sculpting” of the suit was lead by Neville Page, “and Glenn Hetrick was the lead of fabrication at Alchemy Studios“. Then 3D Systems and Gentle Giant Ltd were in charge of all of the 3D printing.
Page has also been involved with concept and creature design for the latest Star Trek theatrical releases.
Details on who the Torchbearer is and what their role is within the Klingon Empire are currently unclear. But we do know this individual is expected to be an enemy of the Federation, and of Commander Michael Burnham.
Star Trek Discovery is scheduled to air this September on CBS All Access (USA), Space/CraveTV (Canada) and on Netflix (rest of world).