Chancellor L'Rell's New Look For 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2

by Outsiders
October 23, 2018
Mary Chieffo, who plays Chanceller L’Rell on Star Trek: Discovery revealed her characters new look via her twitter account.

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 with the restoration of the classic Klingon hairstyle for the first time in the series.



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.

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.

The season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, returning on January 17th, 2019.

Source: TrekCore & TNI Moderator FASVB

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sXeblues - 2018-10-26 @ 7:27 am
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.

Im going to have to eventually digthrough the books Ive collected over the years to try to pinpoint the ones that discuss this stuff, as its been some time since Ive read any of them. In the meantime, I suggest digging into the following link, which discusses a lot of what weve seen discussed about it on screen, throughout the various Trek series. Some, or most of which youll 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.

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FASVB - 2018-10-25 @ 2:08 pm
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 themajorityof the Klingon populace who had not suffered the disease. And thus, this was also used to explain awaywhy 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 seenas 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.

sXeblues - 2018-10-25 @ 5:56 am
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 themajorityof the Klingon populace who had not suffered the disease. And thus, this was also used to explain awaywhy 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 seenas inferior to the rest of their race.

Goldbug - 2018-10-24 @ 8:35 am

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!

FASVB - 2018-10-23 @ 3:19 pm
15 minutes ago, sXeblues said:

This was something I wasreallygenuinely curious about... And, Im mostly veryimpressed with the explanation. Ill 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 makethemselves 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.

sXeblues - 2018-10-23 @ 3:00 pm
On 10/21/2018 at 6:11 PM, FASVB said:

Mary Chieffo explained at New York Comic Con that the restoration of Klingon hair forDiscoverySeason 2 is tied directly to lore surrounding Kahless the Unforgettable, and how the ancient warrior created the firstbatlethweapon from a lock of his own hair as told by the cloned Kahless in TNGs

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 wasreallygenuinely curious about... And, Im mostly veryimpressed with the explanation. Ill 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 makethemselves known, all throughout.

lazrod - 2018-10-22 @ 5:00 pm

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.

ceethree - 2018-10-22 @ 3:36 pm

much improved over season one's "Three Stooges" look!

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