Since the first leaked images of Star Trek: Discovery‘s new Klingon design hit the web back in February, fans have been asking one thing:

Like it or not, they sure are – and today Discovery executive producer Aaron Harberts weighed in on the controversial new look in comments made to Entertainment Weekly.

“In the different versions of Trek, the Klingons have never been completely consistent,” Harberts said. “We will introduce several different houses with different styles. Hopefully, fans will become more invested in the characters than worried about the redesign.”

Hopefully there might be some more detailed reasoning for the dramatic new look of the species once the show hits public release in September, but for now, that seems to be all the detail we’re going to get on the decisions behind the warrior species’ new look.

We’ve also got a larger look at that new Klingon photo from this past weekend:

L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) and T’Kuvma (Chris Obi): Klingons. (CBS)

We’re sure that Harberts’ statement here may not go over well with some of our readers – and yes, we’re a little underwhelmed by his comments as well – but before in the words of the great Mystery Science Theater 3000“Just repeat to yourself it’s just a show… I should really just relax.”

Remember, commenters below: we reserve the right to remove comments of an abusive nature. Let’s keep our discussion more about Trek than each other.