After this morning’s announcement that Star Trek: Discovery will (finally!) arrive on September 24, show producers Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts sat down with Entertainment Weekly to relay some new details behind the seemingly-constant delays in the series’ launch.
While it’s been well established that initial delays were due to a need to increase production time, followed by the departure of creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller, and then the possible writers’ strike earlier this year, Berg and Harberts revealed some new specifics as to the timeline extension.
You can’t cut corners or have 95 percent of what’s on screen be completely original and inspired and then have five percent something you bought at a store. It has to be cohesive — and it is.
I’m so proud of what’s on screen, it’s so beautiful and it’s taking world-building to a whole new level.
There’s is so much artistry and custom craftsmanship that go into every prop, every costume, every set.
These things have to be designed and manufactured. We flew a costume designer to Switzerland to pick up the fabric for the Starfleet uniforms. Several items on our uniforms are 3D printed. Some of our sets can take over six weeks to make.
CBS has given us the time and the money to make something the fans will find worthwhile.
Entertainment Weekly also confirmed what we suspected from the May teaser trailer, that the Discovery sets have yet to be seen – and in fact, are completely separate sets from the Shenzhou (the starship from the trailer).
[Take] the bridge of the U.S.S. Discovery. Trek fans think they already know what it looks like from the trailer. But that’s not it — the trailer shows the bridge of the U.S.S. Shenzhou — an entirely different (and older) ship than the Discovery that the production also had to build.
The actual Discovery bridge has yet to be revealed…
In addition, CBS has also released a new promotional poster for the forthcoming series, with a new look at the starship Discovery, first spotted back in the summer of 2016. Seen here is the variant released in Canada for the SPACE network:
Compared to the original look, the Discovery has been polished up from a once-coppery metal to a more refined and textured silvery-blue design – and we can’t wait to see the final version on screen this fall.
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