J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek sequel—as yet untitled—is in the works. Rebooting the franchise means some tweaks, changes, and updates to the beloved series. According to a new behind the scenes photo, these alterations include some snazzy new uniforms.
The photo shows Scotty and Chekov (Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin, respectively, reprising their roles from the first film) in rigid-looking brown uniforms. When you think of Starfleet uniforms you usually think of the iconic gold, blue, and red (poor redshirts) outfits from the original series. At least that’s what I think of.
It is unclear what the function and purpose of these new unis are. They look like they could be some sort of dress uniform, something worn at an official function or celebration. There’s not really much else to go on in this pic. The outfits bear the Starfleet logo, but no sign of rank or medals or anything of that nature. However, they definitely look like they’re intended for more of a special occasion than day to day use and they actually resemble the grey dress uniform worn by Spock in the 2009 Star Trek film…
Anjini Azhar, the young actress who appears in the film and the photo with Pegg and Yelchin, shared the photo with her talent agency, who then put them up on web. The pictures have since gone viral, passed around by fans and Trek centric websites. Azhar plays the daughter of Noel Clarke and Nanzeen Contractor’s characters.
What do you think of the new look?