Sunday 5 November 2017

Behind the scenes of Discovery: Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad

The crew from Star Trek: Discovery have had lots to share from the production of the latest episode, Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad, so continue below for lots of behind the scenes goodies from the episode.

Let's start with Harry Mudd's gloriously whacky Andorian helmet, which was made by Walter Klassen FX, who shared these beauty shots of the piece on Instagram:

Meaghan Lynch, lead painter at WKFX also shared some images of the helmet during in construction:

The latest episode of After Trek's also did a short feature on Mudd's props and costume pieces from the episode:

Meanwhile executive producer Ted Sullivan shared a whole bunch of behind the scenes photos from this episode, including Rainn Wilson in Andorian costume with director David Barrett, Jason Issacs, and himself, among other shots.

Here are a few more behind the scenes shots of Rainn Wilson and the rest of the cast. These couple of shots come via showrunner Aaron Harberts:

Then there's lots of Harry on the bridge, via Ted Sullivan again. Including his encounter with "andom communications officer man" (Lieutenant Bryce, played by Ronnie Rowe Jr.), among others.

Harry in the ready room too, including Sullivan on set:

And here's a video from the man himself, performing the TOS theme tune, with a little help from Anthony Rapp, while walking us through the Discovery corridors:

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More in the corridors for the scenes between Burnam, Stamets, and co. Again via Ted Sullivan:

Another After Trek segment gives us some details on the party scene:

Which Aaron Harbets shared another photo from:

And even more from Ted Sullivan, showing off some of the alien and costume designs:

And actor George Alevizos as a disabled officer, complete with hover chair:

Here's a few more of the cast, all via Sullivan. Including Ronnie Rowe Jr. again, along with Oyin Oladejo (Owosekun), and Anthony Rapp:

Crane coming into the bridge set:

And finally Ted Sullivan himself, on the engineering set with Anthony Rapp and Discovery producer/director Olatunde Osunsanmi:

Star Trek: Discovery is be distributed almost everywhere in the world on Netflix, except for the US where is will be available on CBS All Access, and Canada where it will be on Bell Media channels and services. To keep track of all the latest details from the new show, visit my Star Trek: Discovery guide page.

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