With the premiere of CBS All Access’ “Star Trek: Discovery,” fans are finally getting an answer to one of the most burning questions they have about the new series. The showrunner is opening up about why the prequel series decided to change the look of the Klingons.
As anyone who has heard anything about ”Star Trek” knows, Klingons are one of the main antagonists – and occasional allies – to the Federation. They’ve been a through-line in every iteration of the TV series, as well as the movie franchises. As a result, their inclusion in “Discovery” was a given. In fact, the new series will be set during the Federation-Klingon cold war that was only talked about in the original series.
The first teaser trailer for the Sonequa Martin-Green-led series gave fans their first look at the redesigned Klingons, who look completely different from the aliens that have appeared in the canonical TV series in the past. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Aaron Harberts discussed the change.
“In different versions of ‘Trek,’ the Klingons have never been completely consistent,” he said. “We will introduce several different houses with different styles. Hopefully, fans will become more invested in the characters than worried about the redesign.”