Star Trek's Awesome Monster Is All Eyeballs and Ass

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200 eyeballs peep from the body of that crazy monster you've seen in the Star Trek previews, and creature-designer Neville "Cloverfield" Page says it was tough to make them all move independently. More monster below.

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Wired has a feature on the making of this monster, whose anatomy Steve Daly wisely describes as "looking literally like ass."

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Page tells Daly how he comes up with his monster ideas, first starting with sketches, then creating small versions on a 3D printer.

Illustration for article titled Star Trek's Awesome Monster Is All Eyeballs and Ass


At last, he's got the full effect. Can't wait to see this sucker go. I love the Predator-esque face with the four-pronged fangs. And the wirey, backwards-seeming legs remind me of Clovie. But the eyeballs just make it mega. Seriously, kaiju fans, we are living in a golden age.

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See more pictures and read about Page's process in creating this awesome creature in Wired.

DISCUSSION

alphanumeric1971-old
alphanumeric1971

eye's INSIDE of mouth?

Okay. it's official.

We have taken creature design TOO far.