Visitors to San Diego Comic-Con this weekend have a chance to view screen-used costumes from three popular sci-fi franchises. Disney, CBS, and the Prop Store have each created displays to showcase movie costumes for fans. Three Star Wars characters from Star Wars: The Last Jedi are represented in the Star Wars pavilion at booth #2913 inside the convention hall. The Prop Store is featuring one Serenity costume set to sell at auction at a later date, on display at booth #3845. And CBS gives those not attending SDCC 2017 an opportunity to check out a dozen new Star Trek: Discovery costumes at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery in San Diego.
Inside the convention center, the Star Wars display features Resistance pilot uniforms for Poe Dameron, Nien Nunb, and Dameron’s wingman, Abednedo alien C’ai Threnalli, as well as one of the film’s BB-8 droids. At the Prop Store display, several costumes from various movies and TV series are on display, including one of the Malcolm Reynolds costumes used in the Firefly TV series sequel Serenity, worn by Nathan Fillion.
At the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery, Star Trek fans can see a display of new Starfleet, Klingon, and Vulcan costumes and props from Star Trek: Discovery, and get a photo sitting in one of three originals of the captain’s chair used in the new series. Costumes include a new Starfleet EVA spacesuit and one of James Frain’s costumes worn as Sarek in the series. New Starfleet props of the tricorder, phaser, and rifle echo original series props, where Klingon bladed and disruptor props are entirely new, reflecting a more ornate design scheme than fans have seen before. Intimidation is clearly key to the new Klingons, who still sport their cloven-toed boots and familar tradition–small etched lettering on the knife blade on one d’k tagh blade states in Klingonese, “There is honor in death.”
Check out a few photos:
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere Sunday, Sept. 24 on CBS and then exclusively on CBS All Access. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens December 15, 2017. Still no news on any future for the Firefly gang, but Serenity is available on Blu-ray here at Amazon. More information is available at StarWars.com, StarTrek.com, and PropStore.com. (Thanks to William Binderup for the Star Trek photos).