I’m not the greatest fan of Star Trek: it recycles plots; its morality is often laid on with the proverbial trowel; and sometimes the makeups just don’t hack it. I also find it curious that its liberal values co-exists with blatant racial stereotyping. But it has something, and has created both some memorable species and some interesting characters. The reboot was a breath of fresh air.
Before the reboot the franchise churned its way to the fourth season of the fourth sequel (yes I know Enterprise was technically a prequel but you know what I mean) and to its tenth movie. Along the way its makeup artists created a rich variety of female aliens: not to mention human members of the various crews who have been transformed or aged.
So many makeup artists have worked on the Star Trek franchise over nearly thirty years that it would probably be impossible to list them all. John Chambers was responsible for the makeup for the original series and Michael Westmore has been makeup designer for the other TV series as well as for Generations, Insurrection, and Nemesis. Other makeup artists have included Brian Wade, Ve Neill, Rick Stratton, Allan A Apone, Michael Mills, Kenny Myers, Ed French, Greg Cannom, Michael Key (of Makeup Artist Magazine), Gil Mosko, Ellis Burman Jr, Bart Mixon, and Michael Burnett.
For Star Trek: Discovery: Colin Penman was the makeup department head; Indiana Allemang was the key makeup artist; Glenn Hetrick (Alchemy Studios) & James MacKinnon were the joint heads of prosthetic & special F/X makeup; Paul Jones (Paul Jones Effects Studio) was responsible for additional prosthetic makeup (Toronto).
For Star Trek: Picard: James MacKinnon was department head makeup & prosthetics; Silvina Knight was assistant makeup department head; Vincent Van Dyke (Vincent Van Dyke FX) was the prosthetics designer; Richard Redlefsen & Alexei Dmitiew were the key prosthetic makeup artists.
1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation (‘Conspiracy’)
Werner Keppler, Makeup; Michael G Westmore, Makeup; Gerry Quist Makeup.
For those who want more information on the various species and characters Memory Alpha is a wonderful resource.