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Chancellor L’Rell’s New Look for DISCOVERY Season 2

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We saw a brief glimpse of her royal style in the Star Trek: Discovery trailer that arrived at New York Comic Con earlier this month — but today we’ve got our best look yet at Chanceller L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) and her new warrior mane!

First released through the actor’s social media accounts, this production photo from the upcoming second season of Discovery features the newly-minted leader of the Klingon Empire in Qo’noS-inspired high fashion from costume designer Gersha Phillips, and – most notably – with the restoration of the classic Klingon hairstyle for the first time in the series.

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Mary Chieffo explained at New York Comic Con that the restoration of Klingon hair for Discovery Season 2 is tied directly to lore surrounding Kahless the Unforgettable, and how the ancient warrior created the first bat’leth weapon from a lock of his own hair — as told by the cloned Kahless in TNG’s “Rightful Heir.”

KAHLESS: I went into the mountains, all the way to the volcano at Kri’stak. There I cut off a lock of my hair and thrust it into the river of molten rock which poured from the summit. The hair began to burn.

Then I plunged it into the lake of Lusor and twisted it into this sword. And after I used it to kill the tyrant Molor I gave it a name. Bat’leth — the sword of honor.

The Klingons of Season 1 shaved their heads “in a time of war,” Chieffo explained, and now that a relative peace has returned to the Empire, they have grown it back — and the new aesthetic created by prothetics specialist Glenn Hetrick has come with it.

We’ll see more of L’Rell and the Klingons in the season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, returning on January 17.

So what do you guys think? Sure looks more like the classic Klingon we know and love, is it enough? 

 

 

 

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I like the look a lot. Nice "explanation" too, actually seems somewhat believable.

Truth be told though I'm pretty sure they did it just to keep the fan boys from trying to sink the show.

But, bottom line is it looks good.

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On 10/21/2018 at 6:11 PM, FASVB said:

Mary Chieffo explained at New York Comic Con that the restoration of Klingon hair for Discovery Season 2 is tied directly to lore surrounding Kahless the Unforgettable, and how the ancient warrior created the first bat’leth weapon from a lock of his own hair — as told by the cloned Kahless in TNG’s

The Klingons of Season 1 shaved their heads “in a time of war,” Chieffo explained, and now that a relative peace has returned to the Empire, they have grown it back

This was something I was really genuinely curious about... And, I’m mostly very impressed with the explanation. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that such a description is fitted into the characterization and plot of Season 2. And that more such ties to the lore of Star Trek make themselves known, all throughout.

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15 minutes ago, sXeblues said:

This was something I was really genuinely curious about... And, I’m mostly very impressed with the explanation. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that such a description is fitted into the characterization and plot of Season 2. And that more such ties to the lore of Star Trek make themselves known, all throughout.

The thing is that ENT is cannon and there they went above and beyond to explain why Klingons look so human in TOS. 

So what happen to the Augments virus?  They have to explain that. 

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so.... every Klingon shaved BEFORE the war!?  not to mention no stubble

the real reason is that they are reacting to fan outrage that it is too obvious to be anything else!

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On 10/23/2018 at 11:19 AM, FASVB said:

The thing is that ENT is cannon and there they went above and beyond to explain why Klingons look so human in TOS. 

So what happen to the Augments virus?  They have to explain that. 

It was explained in some of the tie-in fiction that there were factions within the Klingon species that were left unaffected by the virus. Those who were so affected, were seen as a minority, by the majority of the Klingon populace who had not suffered the disease. And thus, this was also used to explain away why the more human looking Klingons were seemingly uncharacteristically prone to dishonerable acts during TOS, as they felt like they had something more to prove, since they were seen as inferior to the rest of their race.

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8 hours ago, sXeblues said:

It was explained in some of the tie-in fiction that there were factions within the Klingon species that were left unaffected by the virus. Those who were so affected, were seen as a minority, by the majority of the Klingon populace who had not suffered the disease. And thus, this was also used to explain away why the more human looking Klingons were seemingly uncharacteristically prone to dishonerable acts during TOS, as they felt like they had something more to prove, since they were seen as inferior to the rest of their race.

Do you have these novels or know the titles? I have never read any Trek book, so I didn't know that. 

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17 hours ago, FASVB said:

Do you have these novels or know the titles? I have never read any Trek book, so I didn't know that. 

I’m going to have to eventually dig through the books I’ve collected over the years to try to pinpoint the ones that discuss this stuff, as it’s been some time since I’ve read any of them. In the meantime, I suggest digging into the following link, which discusses a lot of what we’ve seen discussed about it on screen, throughout the various Trek series. Some, or most of which you’ll probably already be familiar with. But, it also serves to give us an idea as to how they might go about explaining it, when season 2 of Discovery finally begins.

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Klingon_augment_virus

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