In the new series Star Trek: Discovery “new worlds and civilizations are explored by new members of the Star Trek universe.” The premiere episode is titled “The Vulcan Hello” and Kelpien (a new alien race!) Lt. Saru is the science officer aboard the Discovery who is easily compared to Spock and Data from previous Star Trek series.
Lt. Saru is portrayed by Doug Jones. The nearly 6’4” tall actor says Saru’s walk is inspired by supermodels (walking on the balls of his feet), thanks to the boots he has to wear as his character has hooved feet. Jones is accustomed to wearing lots of makeup and unusual costumes for his roles including The Strain (The Ancient), Falling Skies (Cochise), The Neighbors (Dominique Wilkins), among others. Jones is also well recognized for his roles in Spike Jonze’s Adapation. (Augustus Margary), Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, the Fantastic 4 movies (The Silver Surfer) and Hellboy (Abe Sapien) — see link above — among others. Fun Fact: Jones had a recurring role on The Weird Al Show in 1997 as a contortionist. Star Trek: Discovery premieres on CBS on Sunday, September 24 at 7:30pm, and then will be available on CBS All-Access.
“What’s that?” asked Dougie, “it’s your birthday?!” Happy 52nd to my favorite director of all time, Guillermo Del Toro @realgdt ~ With Big Love from your very own Faun, Pale Man, Abe Sapien, Angel Of Death, Chamberlain, Edith’s Mother Ghost, Lady Beatrice Ghost, Long John, Ancient, Original Master, and Amphibian Man. Thank you for letting me play in your amazing dream world. . #GuillermoDelToro #Director #FilmLegend #PansLabyrinth #Hellboy #Hellboy2 #CrimsonPeak #Mimic #TheStrain #TheShapeOfWater