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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  1. Ken

    In this movie, i did not understand how the disabled the weapon system in the other starship. Could someone please explain that to me. Thenks

    October 12, 2013 at 2:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Peter Bishop

    It's a shame nowadays that there are so few directors that one guy has both Star Trek and Star Wars in his creative control.

    September 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Kirk

    KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 10, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |

      Kirk – seriously – I'm right here – stop shouting my name...oh wait – that's not Kirk...Spock! This isn't in my script!

      October 17, 2013 at 5:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. Vulcan

    Star Trek no matter which show has always kept to the original premise that the human race does have virtue and is inherently good.
    Gene Roddenberry hope was to portray the future in a positive note and highlight humankinds weaknesses. Each series in their own
    way has continued this aspect even the new movie series.

    September 9, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. U Ho Rah

    Star Trek: into Dorkness

    September 9, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Matt

    This is the first Star Trek movie in 20 years I said, "eh, I'll pass." and still not regretting my decision.

    September 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ervin Sholpnick

      Golly... and it still made $460 million without you. (the best of any Star Trek movie). Please stay home for the next one too.

      September 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Your comment defies any kind of logic; if you haven't seen it how would you know you made the right decision. But more importantly, you won't see this, but you sat through ST 6, one of the worst movies in any series ever.

      September 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. T'Zun


    Humans are such children...

    September 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. fookayoo

    I swear I think all people do is complain on the internet...

    September 9, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Star Wars The Next Generation

    I like the bling the new Klingons sport. They should be called BLINGONS! And the females should upside-down twerk to rally troops. Your welcome, JJ Abrams

    September 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rs

    Well it was a dumb and numb no-trek-inspiration movie. More dumbness here to screw the franchise.

    September 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. cj

    I think it was silly that they changed the look form the former 'next gen' look. A totally unseeded complexity that they wasted alot of time and money on IMO.

    September 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • STfan

      I guess you didn't get that these new ST movies are set during the time of the original TV series? ST:TNG happened around 100 years later, thus the different look.

      September 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. King

    Wasn't a big fan of the new Klingon look, but I guess it works for this new series of Trek films. They are still imposing, but it is a shame that our first glimpse of them has them getting their asses kicked by just one guy.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |

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