Á, egy kis insider, azt mindig is szerettem. A kvázi Superman-előzmény Krypton már csak hetek kérdése és érkezik a Syfy-ra, és nemrég az EW lehozott pár jelenetképet, valamint díszletvázlatot a sorozatból – ezeket láthatjátok itt és a tovább mögött. Egyrészt meg lehet nézni, hogy milyen díszleteket építettek a sorozathoz, másrészt pedig azt, hogy a rajzokat miképp sikerült megvalósítani.
A sorozat főhőse egyébként Seg-El, a szuperhős nagyapja lesz, aki a jelenből küzd egy összeesküvés ellen, mely időutazás révén megpróbálja megakadályozni azt, hogy Superman Superman-nél válhasson. És a legérdekesebb aspektusa tényleg az lesz, hogy megismerhetünk egy másik világot, Krypton-t, amit nem láttunk eddig gyakran. Ondrej Nekvasil, a díszlettervező ezt nyilatkozta:
We were trying to create a world that was believable. The key thing is that on Krypton, all of the people on Krypton look like people on Earth. So, the scale of the set and the scale of the spaces has to be similar to what we know because the people live there.
Because life on the planet is kind of tough, they don’t do designs. If they make something, it’s because they use it and they would like to use it for life. It’s not because they would like to design something. We were trying to stay away from the over-design, over-dressed rooms. We were trying to show that everything has some kind of practical reason for why it’s there.
A tovább mögött a többi kép, a díszlettervező kommentárjaival.
A Magány erődje
What was important is that this place is not just a workshop or laboratory. It’s also some kind of spiritual place for the family. They also keep all the things they’ve invented. Not only the grandfather of our hero, but also his grandfather and his grandfather.
In order to emphasize how important this place is to the House of El, we built a statue, which depicts the first members of the House of El, and decided to chronicle the family’s history in carving on the windows. The figures on the stain-glass windows in the image above aren’t just ornamental. That’s Kryptonese, Krypton’s language, and when translated, it actually lists the names of each family member and a description of their lives. What I like personally is that it almost looks like an abstract graphic, but that it’s actually letters and you can read it if you want. If somebody has time to find out the details, everything makes sense.
Seg’s apartment is based in the poorest part of the city [of Kandor]. It’s actually the basic place, from our point of view. We tried to capture this in how barebones their furniture looks, which we imagined was made from metal sheets that the Els could use to make whatever they need. For us, it’s kind of a metallic mesh of Krypton. It’s very strong material. They can bend it. They can build chairs and tables. From our perspective, that was the cheapest way to build furniture.
When it came to the furniture’s seemingly random pattern, the production turned to the “micro-cosmos” for inspiration. We actually used details from butterflies or details from leaves. We found these textures in nature. We just used them on a bigger scale,” he says, adding that they used steel to build the actual furniture.
Fort Rozz’s War Room
On Krypton, Fort Rozz is still a military base. The concept [of the design] is that it’s very utilitarian. Everything that’s there has to make sense for the people working there. This is why this doesn’t look like your typical military compound with gratuitous computer and monitors.
It’s a very basic bar. They don’t have money for design. We went to different types of real bars, and in one bar, we saw the concept that somebody just [hung used] bottles above the bar as kind of decoration. So, what about Kem is doing the same thing? He’s just hanging the old bottles from the ceiling.
The Guilded Area folyosója
Seg’s apartment and Kem’s bar are located at the bottom of the city, and the guild areas are located above, closer to the sky. In the world of the show, this corridor — which is one of the city’s many tunnels that allows guild members to travel between buildings with ease (i.e. without having to descend to the poorer sections of the city) — was designed to let as much sunlight in as possible because the sun is an important part of Kryptonian society. It’s a theocratic society, and they believe in the [god] Rao, and Rao is the sun.