Warp Five 6: Drexler! Drexler! Drexler! / by Trek fm

Doug Drexler.

The creative challenge of designing a ship that would be retro within the Star Trek universe yet still accessible to our modern technological sensibilities was a huge challenge. And when efforts to settle on a concept came to a stalemate, they called in the big gun: Doug Drexler. The Academy Award-winning makeup artist and Emmy Award-winning visual effects designer whose hand can be seen across every corner of the Star Trek franchise solved the problem and brought us the NX-01. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts Christopher Jones and Kate Walsh are joined by Doug to talk about how the first Enterprise came to be, about the refit that we might have seen had the show continued, as well as his lifelong love affair with Trek and his work on the various series—including makeup work on TNG’s “The Inner Light.” We also touch on the possibility of Enterprise returning for a fifth season on Netflix, something Doug has avidly supported. Now read the show title in Michael Dorn’s voice and hop aboard for a fascinating discussion!

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Running Time: 1 hour 1 minute 30 seconds


Hosts

Christopher Jones and Kate Walsh

 

Guest

Doug Drexler

 

Chapters

Designing the NX-01
Putting On Makeup
Most Satisfying Trek Moments
The NX Class Refit
Enterprise Season 5 on Netflix


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