Thursday, March 8th, 2018
There is a great article on Startrek.com which is an interview with the prop master of Star Trek Discovery, Mario Moreira. Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge Star Trek prop & costume collector. I wrote about the display of Star Trek props this past summer at San Diego Comic Con here. Well, I urge you all to read the article on Startrek.com.
As I have said, I love the Federation props from Discovery, especially the Phaser.
I especially like this comment from Mario:
Every day was terrifying with the phaser. One-hundred percent terrifying. And I say that because we looked at the original phaser, at its lines, its colors, the design of it, the shape of it, its ergonomics. It’s such a high-tech piece already. How do you go back in time 10 years and try to find where it was 10 years before we originally see it? Knowing also that this thing was going to be a toy, and was going to be in museums and galleries? It’s a terrifying process for a Props Master to take on a prop that you already know is going to be analyzed, studied and played with for years to come. Ultimately, the back and forth between myself and one of my props designers, Ray Lai, who designed the majority of the Federation line, was incredibly rewarding because when we look at that phaser, man, I think we nailed that one.
I agree. They nailed it! I love the nod to the Cage.
Part Two of that article is up tomorrow.