Saturday, 30 November 2013

Into Darkness' almost Bird of Prey

Visual effects artist Pierre Drolet has updated his website with a page showing of his proposed design for the Klingon Bird of Prey in Star Trek Into Darkness. Here's what he had to say about his version of the nuBird of Prey:
I have been asked to design a small Klingon attack ship "Bird Of Prey" style for the movie Star Trek Into Darkness. The design concept has been rejected by the JJ Abram art department halfway before I could finished it. A lot of Star Trek fans who saw the unfinished version of the Klingon BOP on my website, ask me if I will complete it. So, here we go! I just took a few days to make it look close to what I was aiming, and this is my vision of the redesign Klingon ship.

You can see more of the Drolet's Bird of Prey on his website, and while you're there make sure to have a good look around, it's full of Star Trek (and Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and more) goodness.

Meanwhile for a good look at the Bird of Prey design that did make the cut, check out my previous behind the scenes article, with a video and stills examining the Qo'noS sequence in Into Darkness.


Brandon's Blog said...

That's an interesting design.. however I just CAN'T look past the FireFly neck.. it kills me

8of5 said...

Yeah to me it seems like a hybrid of Bird of Prey, Firefly, and nuCylon. Considering the artist has worked on all three I guess it's not too surprising there's a common aesthetic.