September 9th, 2013
10:46 AM ET

'Star Trek Into Darkness': The making of a Klingon

To become a Klingon, you better have a lot of time on your hands.

As a behind-the-scenes feature from the DVD/Blu-ray edition of "Star Trek Into Darkness" reveals, the makeup process to create just one of the warriors took about four-and-a-half hours.

The challenge for makeup effects artist Jamie Kelman was to make the application as seamless as possible so that it could withstand the increased scrutiny of IMAX.

In the clip above, you can watch actor Sean Blakemore transform into a Klingon with Kelman leading the way.

"It's one of those old professions," Kelman says in the feature. "Prosthetic makeup, where actors suffer for their art."

The DVD and Blu-ray combo pack of "Star Trek Into Darkness" arrives September 10.

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