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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Opening Title Designer Talks its Evolution for Season 2

Star Trek: Discovery‘s opening credits are a vast departure from those of any Star Trek series to come before it. The detailed blueprint drawings that rotate, spin and expand against a sepia toned texture, set against Jeff Russo’s score, have earned the sequence an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design.

Ana Criado, the creative director at the L.A.-based agency Prologue, recently discussed how she and her team brought the 90-second sequence to life, in an interview on IndieWire.

She went on to talk about how the project evolved over time and the factors that led to the sepia tones it’s come to be recognized for.

For Discovery‘s second season, Criado and her team were tasked with updating the sequence to include other iconic elements that would play heavily into the narrative of that season. One of those being the captain’s chair.

Another update to the opening included the addition of three Starfleet insignias.

Discovery isn’t the only Star Trek property Criado and her team are working on. In addition to the third season of Discovery, they’ve also been tasked with creating an opening for Star Trek: Picard, when it premieres early next year.

You can check out the first and second season opening title sequences for Star Trek: Discovery below.

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Main Title Sequence

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Main Title Sequence

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