The Star Trek: Discovery exhibit opened on Thursday at the San Diego Comic Con. On show at the exhibit are costumes, props and sketches from Discovery, plus a captain’s chair where you can take photos.
Descriptions of all items comes from the placards in the exhibit.
This two-piece Starfleet captains uniform is worn by Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) of the USS Shenzhou. The gold side compression panels and delta shield pattern signifies an officer in the command division of Starfleet. The additional gold detailing on the shoulder epaulets is what signifies the rank of Captain.
This two-piece Starfleet duty uniform is worn by First Officer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) aboard the USS Shenzhou. The gold side compression panels and delta shield pattern signifies an officer in Starfleet’s command division, as does the command star insignia on the Starfleet badge.
This is a standard Starfleet duty uniform typical of those worn by Lieutenant Commander Saru (Doug Jones) on the USS Shenzhou and Lieutenant Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp) aboard the USS Discovery. The silver side compression panes and delta shield pattern signifies an officer in Starfleet’s sciences division.
Medical officers wear hospital white variants of Starfleet science division uniforms. The silver side compression panels and delta shield pattern signifies medical’s place within the science division, but are marked by a distinctive badge insignia.
This is a variant duty uniform worn by Starfleet officers that features elbow-length sleeves and alternate detailing. The copper side compression panels and delta shield pattern signifies an officer in Starfleet’s operations division, which encapsulates ship operations, security, and engineering functions.
Starfleet officers engaged in combat situations or potentially hazardous away missions are issued an armored tactical vest and distinctive version of the duty uniform, trading metallic accents for a low-profile navy compression panel. Laser flashlights are installed in the shoulders of the vests for guidance. Vests also contain additional functional elements for attaching specialized mission gear.
The Starfleet Long Haul EV suit was built in the UK. It was milled by high-density foam as one unit and then draped in fiberglass. The suit was then sectioned into pieces that fit as clamshell of the actor’s body. The optically clear lens of extruded plastic was made from a 3D scan of the helmet and had to be perfect to fit the suit’s frame.
Built by Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page’s Alchemy Studios, this sophisticated suit serves as both an EV space suit and battle armor for Klingon warriors. Although similar to Klingon armor, this version is worn only by a warrior chosen through a sacred ritual to serve as Torchbearer, enabling him to sound The Call for all the houses to unite by activating a ceremonial obelisk.
Cutting edge 3D printing techniques were employed in the creation of the suits and Alchemy worked with 3D Systems and used 3D printing techniques to create a hundred individual components from Neville Page’s digital designs to achieve the look.
This House of T’Kuvma female Klingon uniform is representation of the style worn by the members and follows of the House. The warrior uniforms are painstakingly built piece-by-piece with hand-pressed leathers that are individually stained, painted, and molded for texture. This ornate costume is designed by Gersha Phillips and Suttirat Anne Larlarb and takes a team of 10 costumers an estimated 110 hours to create.
This House of T’Kuvma gray Klingon uniform is representative of this style worn by members and follows of the House. These more ancient Klingon designs pay tribute to Klingon ancestors and the path of honor walked by Kahless the Unforgettable. The warrior uniforms are painstakingly built piece-by-piece with hand-pressed leathers that are individually stained, painted and molded for texture. This ornate costume is designed by Gersha Phillips and Suttirat Anne Larlarb and takes a team of 10 costumers an estimated 110 hours to create.
T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) seeks to unite the 24 great Klingon houses to halt the encroachment of others. His elaborate clothing honors ancient Klingon ways and the path of honor set forth by Kahless the Unforgettable. Designed by Gersha Philips and Suttirat Anne Larlarb, this ornate costume is comprised of two prime layers: a tunic and a chest plate. The tunic is made up of three types of leather and molded with task and hydraulic tubing to form panels into a skirt. The intricate chest plate is made up of 3D printed beads with a magnetic back closure that creates a seamless appearance, claw-like Swarovski crystals, and vintage lace around the collar.
Built by Glen Hetrick and Neville Page’s Alchemy Studios in Los Angeles, this is an example of a high-ranking officer’s personalized helmet and collar. Each warrior’s battle armor bears a unique signature look as a matter of honor. The full body armor suit and helmet can fully retract and extend from the collar itself by combining physical elements and VFX compositing in post-production.
Built by Alchemy Studios, the periscopic helment is worn by Klingon pilots to provide a Heads Up Display of weapons systems, three-dimensional star system charts and other critical tactical information essential to controlling the ship’s navigational and weapons systems. It was entirely 3D printed and painted using complex airbrush techniques that employ a combination of proprietary automotive paints, acrylics, and weathering layers.
The father of Spock, husband to Amanda Grayson, and mentor to Michael Burnham, Ambassador Sarek (James Frain) is a Vulcan diplomat held in extremely high esteem. His traditional robes reflect the Vulcan culture and its devotion to a life of pure logic, serious intellectual pursuits and spiritual contemplation. Sarek’s costume is designed by Gersha Phillips and built in Toronto by the costume department.
This charismatic conman and intergalactic criminal Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson) returns to Star Trek: Discovery. Mudd has the distinction of being the only guest character on the original Star Trek to be featured in two episodes. Designed by Gersha Philips and built by the costume team, Mudd’s costume is primarily leather and inspired by Adam Ant.