Entertainment Weekly has revealed today not one or two, but three brand-new special-edition Star Trek: Discovery covers for their upcoming issues, promising to dive behind the scenes on the upcoming series.

Due out on Friday, this trio of covers features much of the show’s announced cast in uniform, preparing for the Discovery launch this September – and giving us our first look at the sets of the USS Discovery.

The Michael Burnam (Sonequa Martin-Green) solo cover is only available at Barnes & Noble stores.

Burhnam (Sonequa Martin-Green), Lorca (Jason Isaacs), Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh), Tyler (Shazad Latif), Saru (Doug Jones), Stamets (Anthony Rapp), and Tilly (Mary Wiseman) on display.

In the issue, we go behind the scenes of the upcoming CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery and the 12-year mission to bring the ground-breaking franchise back to TV in its boldest version yet.

With unprecedented exclusive access, EW tours the Discovery sets and talks with the show’s cast (led by The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green), producers, and CBS insiders about the epic and sometimes combative challenge of making a compelling 21st-century drama that updates a beloved 20th-century franchise which takes place in a visionary 23rd century.

In addition to these three new covers, EW has also released a brand-new video featuring interviews with the cast and a look behind the scenes from filming on the series.

Those of you eagerly awaiting cast photography shoudln’t have too much longer to wait, as this video includes many of the cast – including our first look at Shazad Latif’s Lt. Ash Tyler – being photographed on the Star Trek: Discovery sets.

Of note is the new transporter room which looks much more in line with Trek adventures previously seen (compared to the unusual design seen on the USS Shenzhou)…

…and Mary Wiseman’s Cadet Sylvia Tilly sporting a unique Starfleet insignia:

We can’t wait to see more of the USS Discovery sets and the forthcoming photography featuring this cast – and we’ll bring it to you here at TrekCore once available.

  • David Lund

    Love the video. Transporter looks great, and interesting to see Michelle Yeoh included. I’d guessed she gets killed in the first ep, but maybe she’s in it more than I thought which is excellent. Excitement building day by day!!!

    • TUP

      It would seem shes in it more. Then again, the included dialogue indicates the Discovery comes upon a space fight with the Klingons so perhaps that image is still the premiere.

    • Quintillion Tesla

      I wonder if Michelle Yeoh dies in the first ep, but contimues to appear in flashbacks? Pure speculation I know, but just a thought.

    • Pedro Ferreira

      She seems totally lost, it’s really funny to watch though.

  • Interesting cadet badge with the black square behind it.

    • TUP

      With four bars indicating she is a 4th year cadet, presumably. Neat attention to detail there.

  • Eric Cheung

    I know the lighting for a photo shoot is going to be different, maybe they’re using the house lights instead of studio lights, but I love the lighting and the sets as seen here. I hope they shoot the show with more of this style of lighting. I think that’s a possibility, because I would guess that these are finally shots of the USS Discovery’s interior, rather than the USS Shenzhou.

    • Eric Cheung

      If I had one criticism of the transporter pad, it’s the same one I have of the JJ Enterprise. I don’t really like the dome thing in the middle of the pad. It seems impractical to have a big obstruction in the middle of what could be used to beam something up that has a large surface area. But I suppose impractical obstructions have been a part of Star Trek set design for a long time. Just ask Melora.

    • Pedro Ferreira

      How about actual lighting for the sets?

  • Reign1701A

    See? I’ve seen so much complaining about the Shenzou sets looking dark, militaristic, and utilitarian. People extrapolate from that and assume that the Discovery sets would look and feel the same. Nah, it’s comparable to the Kelvin and the Enterprise in the 2009 movie: the older, worn-down vessel (that bites the dust early on in the story) versus the brighter/new/optimistic hero ship.

    • Eric Cheung

      I’d like to see it with the lighting, cinematography, and color correction from the show itself. If it’s still as dark as the Shenzhou, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, as long as the arcs for the characters exhibit the Trekkian philosophy of compromise and optimism. But I like the look of the sets with the EW lighting.

      • David Lund

        It looks like the corridor set is used for both ships so I guess the lighting is a way of making them different. discovery won’t be quite as bright as these magazine photos I suspect but will be a lot less moody than the Shenzhou I think.

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        • Pedro Ferreira

          So basically Discovery can’t afford proper lighting? How do people see in the dark when carrying out work?

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  • Oh my god, I love that they all sport tall black leather boots. I love the scene in the classic where Kirk has to negotiate with a female alien (I forget which), and it cuts to an ad. When the next scene starts, it shows Kirk sitting at the edge of his bed pulling on his tall black boots. The rest we leave to the imagination.

    • MattR

      Yeah, I was just about to comment that I just realized that they are the only cast besides TOS to wear boots. Another little connection.

      • TUP

        That is so weird that they’d have the attention to detail to have this era wear boots because all I keep hearing is how no one respects TOS. Of course, that requires us to forget all the other obvious consistencies to TOS. Oh well.

        🙂

      • M33

        I thought in every series wore tall black boots (except for TMP) that were mostly hidden by their pants (even in TOS)?
        If not, what were they wearing?

        • MattR

          I’m not sure. After searching a bit, it looks like the later shows did wear boots, but much shorter ones that went a little above the ankles.

          Only the ones wearing the skirt uniform seem to have worn TOS-like boots:
          http://68.media.tumblr.com/2dc77aa01342a0ae845391958902f5c7/tumblr_inline_ms6hhpQiuE1qz4rgp.jpg

          • M33

            Hehe!
            Ankle boots! (“I don’t care who you are — that’s funny!”)
            Certainly made it easier on the actors than the tall boots, and no one would be the wiser of knowing if pant-wearing crew were wearing short or tall boots, because the effect would be the same.
            Cool find!

    • s47

      “Wink of an Eye”

  • Barak Aslani

    The Discovery corridors get a ‘pass’ from me but the transporter room looks way too modern. It’s Akiraprise all over again. Such a shame. And that neon baby-blue color on everything, smacks of JJ-shite. Why did this have to be a prequel? Would it of killed them to have continued the Star Trek legacy and looked forward?

    • MattR

      Bryan Fuller wanted to tell this particular story.

    • Reign1701A

      I think it looks just right. Updated for 2017, but not more advanced than the 24th century designs we’ve seen.

      • TUP

        Absolutely, 100% percent. People are twisting themselves in knots to support their own negative narrative.

        Enterprise – Kelvin – Discovery – TMP – TNG. Visual evolution. You will always have some differences where different creative people and modern techniques/effects are factored in. But if you look at the totality of the franchise, TOS sticks out like a sore thumb, understandably so, within a universe that is very consistent in its visuals.

        • Snap

          People are entitled to their own opinion and whether it is “negative” or “positive” (outside of the obvious “this is crap” trolling) depends on our individual point of view.

          “Enterprise to Kelvin to Discovery to TMP to TNG. Visual evolution.”

          Are you SURE you want to stick with that? I ask because Enterprise reinforced the TOS aesthetic and strengthening its place in canon beyond that of just the constraints of a 60’s production.

          • TUP

            Yes, I do want to stick with it. If we’re going to cement the idea that Star Fleet suffered some catastrophic technological decline back to 60’s visuals because of one instance in Enterprise and one instance in DS9, then we’re all being far too anal.

            Those are the two caveats to the obvious and clear visual evolution.

            But “canon” is whatever comes last. In DS9, they were inserting the DS9 characters into TOS scenes, so they had no choice but to keep the visuals

            In Enterprise, they hardly had the budget to reinvent the visuals AND were using images that were meant to have been previously seen in the exact same manner. There was also little choice there to respect what was seen.

            But now, we have a new reference point for what the universe looked like in the era immediately preceding TOS. It takes precedence. The fact they did very little (if anything at all) to poke fun at the visuals (as DS9 did to a degree) actually reinforces the idea that TOS was essentially the SD version of a 4K world. They acted like everything on the Defiant was super advanced when visually it wasnt.

            You have people here saying “I dont care what the people making the show say, my eyes tell me its not Prime so it isnt” and yet we were all fine buying into the Defiant being so far advanced in Enterprise even though our eyes told us that was laughable. But it was okay because TOS is so beloved. Works both ways.

            And honestly, its far easier to embrace that then it is to lament the fact they didn’t go with 60’s visuals and try to explain the weird decline in the Federation.

            The second Discovery airs, its the NEW canon and that is the look of Star Fleet in that era.

          • Snap

            ” If we’re going to cement the idea that Star Fleet suffered some
            catastrophic technological decline back to 60’s visuals because of one
            instance in Enterprise and one instance in DS9, then we’re all being far
            too anal.”

            The original Enterprise bridge also appeared in TNG, so the only modern Trek series which that aesthetic didn’t make an appearance is voyager. You can’t ignore bits of canon just because it doesn’t mesh with your argument.

            “In Enterprise, they hardly had the budget to reinvent the visuals AND
            were using images that were meant to have been previously seen in the
            exact same manner.”

            They had the budget to recreate many TOS sets (as well as uniforms) and, in fact, create at least one new set. They also had the benefit of spreading the cost of production over two episodes.

            Furthermore, the only visuals they were using which were meant to represent a specific moment was the scene from First Contact, which was nowhere near the 60’s aesthetic, the use of the Defiant and the TOS sets was entirely arbitrary for the story. They could have invented any future ship put in its place, but they chose a TOS ship and the TOS aesthetic.

            It was more than 30 years since TOS at the time, they could have said “this isn’t the 60s anymore” and updated the look accordingly, but they didn’t.

            “They acted like everything on the Defiant was super advanced when visually it wasnt.”

            Just because something doesn’t look super advanced doesn’t mean the tech itself couldn’t be more advanced. Remember when Geordi was telling Scotty that a lot of the systems on the Enterprise weren’t that much different than those on the Jenolen? So Spock’s sensor hood looked less advanced than T’Pol’s, the sensor technology could be much more efficient.

            “The second Discovery airs, its the NEW canon and that is the look of Star Fleet in that era.”

            I thought you have been arguing that it was in the “prime” timeline because that’s what the producers keep claiming, though now you’re saying it is the “new” canon. You can’t have it both ways. TOS exists and is canon and Discovery will be canon when it airs. Enterprise, whether people like it or not, is canon and the Kelvin movies are canon. The Kelvin movies, while canon, are completely incompatible with the prime timeline and people accept that, yet they refuse to accept even the possibility that Discovery is it’s own thing?

            People get WAY too defensive when there isn’t universal love or acceptance for the look of a series, often being condescending to those they disagree with. If people are allowed to love and EXPRESS their love for the Discovery aesthetic, people are allowed to criticise said aesthetics as well, without being demeaned for having an opposing opinion.

          • TUP

            I could debate with you forever and my points are still true.

            Yes, you can ignore bits of canon that dont fit the overall narrative. Canon is that which is seen on screen most recently. Kirk had no son…until it was seen. Kirk’s middle initial was R until it was T. etc.

            Its really simple. THIS is the new look of THAT era. Period.

          • Thomas W.

            No. It is only different from the Constitution class ships which were some years old in TOS. Remember: the virgin voyage of the NCC-1701 was in 2245 – before DSC. So the Discovery might be a more advanced ship than the Constitution Class ships which might have been constructed in the 2230s.

            The federation was able to construct more modern ships in this time period: look at the NCC-1701 refit in TMP.

          • TUP

            We agree then.

          • TUP

            Yu say just because something doesnt look advanced doesnt mean it isnt. So why is that okay visually? Because it supports your argument? Why can the reverse not be true.

            Regardless, even if Discovery featured holographic ships run by holographic captains that could go Warp 25, thats the NEW canon. Period.

    • David Lund

      It is looking forward, 240 years forward more or less

      • Pedro Ferreira

        So forget in fact, nine centuries forward!

    • TUP

      No it doesnt. It looks like a modern take on the traditional transporter room. Fits fine with everything we’ve seen minus TOS. And even then it looks like TOS if TOS was made today and not in the 60’s.

      So I disagree with your opinion.

    • Eric Cheung

      What does a more advanced looking version of a magical technology even look like? When it comes to the relative advancement of transporter rooms, it’s all purely aesthetic. It’s a perfectly fine transporter room. Really the only argument one could possibly make about what’s more or less advanced is in the interface, which we haven’t seen. And even then, the real world has seen a back and forth between physical buttons and sliders to touch sensitive controls. Either is valid, and they’ve existed side-by-side in 2017 as well as in Star Trek shows of the past.

      • TUP

        Stop making sense Eric. I agree with you and think the Discovery transporter looks consistent with the traditional looks. I see nothing that makes it stand out as too advanced or not advanced enough when you consider the evolution in Star Trek to be Enterprise to Kelvin to Discovery to TMP to TNG.

        Looks good to me.

        • Eric Cheung

          I’ll get my big suit.

      • Pedro Ferreira

        But is the show set in the 29th century?

    • Salvador Nogueira

      If its less advanced, as in the Shenzhou, it’s bad because it’s out of place. If it looks more advanced, a near perfect transition between ENT’s transporters and TOS’s transporters, it is TOO advanced. I pity those who try to make trekkies happy.

      • Quintillion Tesla

        “I pity those who try to make trekkies happy.”

        The best bet is not to try to please evryone, and just have the courage of conviction to go ahead with a precise vision – which hopefully the DSC makers are doing.

        • Salvador Nogueira

          Wholeheartedly agree.

  • prometheus59650

    The sets look great. Looking forward to the issues.

  • TUP

    Nice detail having Tilly sport a cadet’s badge (could have gone with cadet uniform too but I think this makes more sense in a real world way). Even having four bars to presumably represent that she’s a 4th year cadet.

  • A pleasant surprise. This set looks good.

    • Jaro Stun

      indeed. if this is discovery set, the not-TOS-like complaints need to stop. This is precisely an modern extrapolation of TOS visuals I would imagine. Much better than overtly-busy Kelvin Enterprise.

      This video got e more excited than the trailer lol.

      I really hope the vfx will hold the ground. If so, looking so much for a thrill ride in september.

      • TUP

        Agreed Jaro!

        The complaining about the visuals is less about shoe horning the canon and more about being miffed the series isnt customized to specific people’s specific wants so they are looking for every little thing to grasp to to support a personal negative bias. In most cases anyway.

        Im the biggest canon guy there is. And Im okay with this.

        And I hope we DO see the Enterprise and I hope they respect its design while giving it a modern update too.

        • Lora

          It is not about wants it is about established continuity. This looks nothing how it should look in already established continuity. You will not change Millennium falcon or Death Star sets to make it more modern. Canon is canon.

          They were free to set this series post Voyager, were they would be free to do anything, but they have chosen TOS time period. And that time period have restrictions on which they should have been prepared.

          You can not choose to play in some game and then change all the rules, it does not work that way. This series will fail, because they do not care about canon, continuity and fans.

          • TUP

            It does look like established continuity. Enterprise and Kelvin are established continuity.

            How do you reconcile tos with those two things? You can’t. So what’s the difference?

            This is the new continuity

          • Lora

            Kelvin is part of Abrams star wars reboot movies and it is not part of prime universe canon.

            Enterprise is set 100 years before TOS.
            TOS time period looked perfectly accurate in Enterprise.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/57737d33c3215e2a4fe2e7fc3d528433af2ee4e831beb23b09f3c58f4d0084d5.jpg

            Discovery is not new continuity, it is set in the same year as TOS episode ”The Cage”.
            Soo we already know how tehnology, sets and uniforms need to look in that time period.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/060526b1a42560ca06b34bf12ae9c913d1b182d1a829d2dbb904652fdf97a099.jpg

            Soo like I already have said, canon is a canon. If they wanted to play in TOS playground, they they need to follow the rules of that playground.

            It would be same in Star Wars or any other canon.

          • TUP

            Nope. Kelvin is prime.

          • Lora

            It is not. Kelvin is part of reboot movies universe. They already confirmed that reboot universe is different not only in future but in past too. We do not know if Kelvin ever existed in prime universe. And if existed, how that ship looked in prime universe.

          • TUP

            Ummmm nope. You’re wrong.

            The universe in the JJ films which became known as the Kelvin Universe split from the prime universe when Nero appeared. Before that moment it was prime and everything that existed was prime (hence the MACO’s etc in Beyond).

            So the opening of 2009 was Prime Universe. Kelvin was a prime ship. It’s canon.

          • Lora

            Nope you are wrong. They stated that Kelvin universe is different in past too.
            That was theirs explanation of why Sulu is not gay in prime universe. You can find Star trek beyond interviews online ( apparently Narada created differences in all directions of timeline ).

            Soo yes Kelvin and how tehnology, uniforms and ect.. look there is not canon for prime universe.

          • TUP

            Either show me where that is stated and shown on canon or knock it off.

            It doesn’t work that way. Besides which there was no ripple that changed the last after Nero appeared. We saw Kelvin before Nero appeared. It’s canon. Just stop.

            I assume you’re very young but still. Just stop. It’s over your head.

          • Lora

            Just read Star trek Beyond interviews about Sulu gay status. Everything is explained there.
            Soo now Kelvin univese is completely different canon. Kelvin is not prime universe canon until we see Kelvin in prime universe movies or series.

          • TUP

            It doesn’t matter how many times you repeat the same incorrect fact, it’s still wrong.

            USS Kelvin was prime Universe. Period. You’re not even trying very hard.

            Sulu being gay in beyond also has no bearing on anything. It was never said in tos he wasn’t gay.

            Neros arrival somehow making sulu gay is also completely idiotic

            So sulu being gay is canon.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            For someone very old you sometimes don’t make much sense yourself.

          • TUP

            Are you Lora’s dad or something? If you want to interject, add something to the discussion rather then lame insults, kid.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            And calling me ‘kid’ does you no favours either.

          • TUP

            I’m not here to do you favours kid. Don’t be so sensitive.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I asked you once but you ignore me.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            That’s not quite correct as you could easily make the point that prior to Nero’s appearance the universe looked like the Kelvin one, not the Prime one. Nero’s appearance simply retroactively altered everything around the time of Kirk’s birth. The film begins with Kirk’s birth right? It’s entirely possible everything before that was changed by Nero messing with the timeline.

          • TUP

            The theory that Nero’s arrival changed the past as well as the future is an interesting one and its worth discussing in another context. But there is no basis for that being the case.

            There was Prime Universe, of which the USS Kelvin was a part of. We saw that at the beginning of 2009. Nero arrived and thats where the time line was split into the KT.

            The film begins with the Kelvin investigating a space phenomenon which is the beginning of the wormhole that brings Nero in. I dont recall if it indicated Winona was already in labour. That would be a change to canon as Kirk claimed he was born in Iowa, not on a ship. Its reasonable to conclude that Nero’s attack sent her into Labour early.

            Regardless, what we’re left with is the Kelvin was Prime Universe. The visual change was done because they didnt want to replicate TOS minus 34 years. But like Discovery, they did try to maintain some familarity and a sensible look.

            The uniforms and the grittiness of the ship etc, were reasonable to exist between Enterprise and TOS. Some of the tech was clearly advanced though. But what are ya gonna do.

            Thats why people look at Discovery less as a show that doesnt fit the narrow 3 years of 60’s produced TOS and more about how it fits the visuals and technology as an evolution from Enterprise to Kelvin to Discovery.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            There were too many changes before Nero intervened to say the changes only took place after he arrived. Having said that we didn’t stay long enough in the universe before Nero turned up to see it as part of the original Prime timeline.

          • TUP

            That’s asinine. They said repeatedly that the KT split from Prime when Nero arrived. If you felt the Kelvin looked too advanced it was a creative choice of the filmmakers in how they wanted to present the visual look of the prime universe of that era.

            This isn’t really even in question. You’re just being argumentative.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I’m not being argumentative, I’m just saying Nero’s appearance did just change everything, those changes were in effect before but we never got to see another of pre-Kirk era to see if it was just limited to those ships.

          • TUP

            I realize it’s fiction so anything is possible but that makes no sense.

            You think Nero coming through a worm hole or whatever, suddenly changed the look of the kelvin which existed BEFORE his arrival? And changed the people on it?

            I know there is a theory of retroactive changes affecting the past as well. But there is nothing in evidence to support that and fimmakers had repeatedly said the Star Trek universe in their films was Prime Universe…until Nero arrived.

            We saw the USS Kelvin BEFORE Nero arrived. That is the same ship as it was, with the same people etc in the Prime Universe had Nero never been there.

            And there was nothing to indicate otherwise.

            Not even the people that scream about the updated visuals dispute this when people say the visuals work when you look at Enterprise to Kelvin to Discovery.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I’m tired of debating this since you obviously have very strong views on this so feel free to lecture someone else. Bottom line: it doesn’t make sense to me and the new show just further adds to the confusion.

          • TUP

            Also forget what you think you know about how tos and the cage looked. That was like SD version of a 4K world. Now you’re seeing it in 4K

            This is how it looks.

            It’s far easier to accept that tos was 60’s era visual and not
            Accurate then to pretend it is and
            Have to make sense of enterprise, Kelvin and now discovery.

          • Lora

            Nope, that is stupid thinking and offensive to fans. TOS look is canon. And it was a canon in every modern Star trek series. I can not prerend and I will not pretend.

            Will you be able to pretend if they choose to redesign millennium falcon for Han Solo spin-off movie, to make it more modern. Will you be able to pretend that millennium falcon always looked like that.

            Now I’am sure you are not a Star Trek fan.

            TNG
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ac4bd656fda390310f27fc275f8aef7ff2e888f3d0cf2c9d6175fd8c92fe96ce.jpg

            DS9
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/144d8d785b0c93b4bb16b7e0d6163123fecceedfe432a4cfc0cd3a4306760045.jpg

            Enterprise ( 2005. )
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93e2951847e72964bdf93c107c751bbff48ac761bb74c3d91a1fe51564f6fc7d.jpg

          • TUP

            No one can have a discussion with you if you’re going to jump to the “you’re not a real fan” nonsense.

            We can both be fans. It’s just I understand it better than you.

            Don’t sit here and tell us that the 60’s visuals are perfectly acceptable and that Enterprise and Kelvin are too (I know you claim Kelvin isn’t prime but you’re wrong). They don’t mesh.

            This is the new visual look of tos era. Period.

            Three references in other series, one which was a throw away line, hardly changes that. Because if Discovery did the TNG era, it would oook different too.

            It’s 2017. Grow up.

          • Lora

            Nope you do not understand anything. 60’s visuals are perfectly acceptable because they are canon. Canon is continuity. Without continuity there is no need to call this series a prime universe canon series. Because it is not if they will ignore canon.

            Enterprise is like I already said set 100 years before TOS and we have seen TOS designs in Enterprise ( 3 episodes ).

            ”Three references in other series, one which was a throw away line” What throw away line?! We literally see TOS sets in all 3 series.

            We see the bridge in TNG. We have whole DS9 episode set in TOS time period, and 2 ENT episodes on TOS ship Defiant.

            It is clear that you do not know anything about Star Trek other than reboot movies.

            https://youtu.be/7yl_3T7eq4U

          • TUP

            You’re steadfast refusal to accept that canon is fluid is making you look foolish.

            Holding TOS up as the canon standard is hilarious since that show was the least consistent of them all.

          • Lora

            You missed the whole point of canon. Canon is not fluid. Canon can be expanded with new informations, but already established informations are law.
            That is the whole point of canon. And it is the same thing in Star Wars too.
            But you have totally different rules for Star Wars, as I can see. What is ok for ST is not for SW.
            Soo you are really a SW fan, and just casual ST fan.

            As I can see, you do not know much about ST canon.

          • TUP

            Kid it’s obviously I’m far more educated about Star Trek than you. You simply used completely
            Irrelevant examples from Star Wars. So they are moot

            Canon does change. Tos screwed with their own canon on a regular basis. Canon belongs to whatever takes place on screen the most recent. That’s the way it is.

            It’s a fictional world and yet
            You’re trying to argue like it’s real history. It’s not.

            Get your facts straight and stop being irrationally rigid and then we can talk. Until then, keep being wrong. Makes no difference to me.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I think it’s gone over his head.

          • Lora

            Also you did not answered to my question.

            Would you be perfectly fine if Disney choose to redesign millennium falcon for Han Solo prequel movie. It is 2017. Sets are too retro ( 70’s ). They need to look more modern like Discovery sets.

            Also Yoda looks too boring, why not redesign him to look more ”cool” like new Klingons. He would look cool in purple color with horns.

            Are you ok with that?! It is 2017.

          • TUP

            You’re comparisons are idiotic. Is Captain Kirk going to be portrayed as a Romulus?

            Has the enterprise suddenly changed how it looks? No we haven’t seen it. So your falcon question is utter nonesense.

            Plus the falcon was seen not just in the 70’s but a couple years ago. It’s a lot different.

          • Lora

            Canon Enterprise has seen last time in 2005. Soo it is great comparison.
            They changed how whole period looks, they changed whole species.

            Why not change wookies?! They do not look cool enough for 2017. Why not change whole look of OT period in Star Wars. It looks dated.

          • TUP

            Nope. Falcon was seen two years ago and this year again. So bad comparison.

            Star Wars is from the late 70’s. Not the 60’s

            Also Star Wars considered the expanded universe to be canon and then wiped it all out. So if you want to use Star Wars, well they changed their canon. No problem.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Who cares if Star Wars was from the 60s or 70s, it has the same visual continuity today.

          • TUP

            Star Wars is completely different from Star Trek. And a lot of their visual continuity was changed during the Prequel films too.

            The difference in SFX from the late 70’s using the ground-breaking work of ILM versus what was done for a 60’s produced TV show should be readily apparent. So comparing Star SFX to TOS isnt fair. In fact, its idiotic.

            What Discovery is doing looks like a far greater change when you look at TOS versus if you look at TMP. Im not saying it still looks more advanced or not, but my discussion with the other poster, which you clearly did not read was about comparing apples and apples, not apples and bowling balls.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Star Wars had groundbreaking SFX work that is still used today. The same should apply to Star Trek. Both have continuities, both feature fictional places constructed for storytelling. There has to be some consistency regardless of each trying to tell a different style of story.

          • TUP

            Yes Star Wars did have groundbreaking sfx. They were far better than the SFX used ten+ years earlier for a tv show.

            Really no comparison between the two and interjecting to try to argue otherwise is pointless.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            That is because I’m making sense. Why should one be treated differently to another?

          • TUP

            Again, you’re simply cherry picking an opportunity to be argumentative. You always do this. You’re among the worst people that post here for spamming off topic and creating negativity.

            If you had read the entire string of discussion you’d have your answer.

            The question was would it be okay for the Millennium Falcon of the past to look different.

            Firstly, you can’t compare effects and sets from a ground breaking film in the late 70’s to the same of a tv show in the 60’s. If one of those two needs updating for a modern universe, its pretty clear which one it would be.

            Secondly, Star Wars is very different in how it presents its world and the technology in it. Star Wars isn’t us. It’s not us extrapolated to 200 or 300 years from now. It’s fantasy.

            Thirdly, many people did complain about the visuals of the Prequel Trilogy not meshing with the original trilogy.

            There is no comparison between Star Trek and Star Wars. People see the word “Star” and think there is. Its false.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I’m not cherry picking. I’m pointing out while both exist in different universes the same rule of visual continuity applies. Who cares about the decade they were made in?! They both made it to film and TV in some form, both have tried to keep a visual continuity. I mean no I really wouldn’t want the Millennium Falcon reimagined but even Disney aren’t that stupid to do such a thing. Even they realise the need for visual continuity. The fact is Star Wars has only gone through a couple of hands. Star Trek has gone through not just a number of people but lots of meddling studios. THAT is the difference between them and THAT is the reason continuity hasn’t been kept.

          • TUP

            You’re completely ignoring the obvious. 60’s era TV SFX visuals are not usable for television today. Period. ZERO comparison.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Yet they reused sets or specifically created new TOS sets for DS9, TNG and Enterprise so yeah you’re wrong.

          • TUP

            They created new sets. For a TV show. Not a film.So yeah, you’re wrong.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Like I said so I’m not wrong and you’re the one who’s wrong.

          • TUP

            You’re such a child. Please grow up and stop with the immature behavior. It really is out of place here. You’re awful.

            And you’re still wrong. if you dont knmow the difference between ground breaking film and 60’s tv sfx, have a responsible adult explain it to you.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Now you’ve resorted to calling me names because I’ve proven you wrong. Apparently I’m the kid and you’re the older guy yet you’re the one who’s acting childish.

          • TUP

            Not at all. Im offering advice for which you wont take. Never called you a name either so I can assume you didnt bother to read my reply.

            But please, keep this off topic spamming and trolling going. Its your MO. How many times have you been responsible for mods having to step in and warn everyone?

            Its getting old. Can we not just discuss Star Trek in a civil manner?

            Please try.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            “Not at all.” “You’re such a child.” “have a responsible adult explain it to you.” So yeah you’re being rude again. Stop it or I will report you yet again!

            “But please, keep this off topic spamming and trolling going.” You’re the one who’s trolling. You’re rude to others including me. I offer actual proof and you ignore it because you can’t accept that you could be wrong. I am talking about Star Trek in a civil manner, unfortunately you aren’t.

          • TUP

            Report me.

            You’re constantly picking fights with people, arguing minor things to create off-topic back & forth, pushing your anti-Discovery narrative all over the place and when people disagree you resort to insults and bullying.

            The FACT you consistently act childish and immature is not in question. The efforts of myself and others to implore you stop is a good faith effort to preserve the fun and quality of this site.

            Do everyone a favour and simply stop. No need to reply if you’re serious. Just stop. No more spamming. No more off topic arguing. Just stop.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I;m not picking fights with anyone. You are causing trouble by not making an effort to understand or appreciate what other people have to say here. That to me is very counter-constructive as is calling people ‘kid’ or complaining people should help with comprehension. I’m not speaking to you again here, I have better things to do with my time.

          • TUP

            Thank Goodness!!

          • TUP

            The OT looks dated? How so? It doesn’t look dated at all in the context of the Star Wars universe which, by the way, is set In a galaxy far far away. Oh and a long time ago. So don’t compare two things they are completely different.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Disney have done some stupid things with Star Wars but even they wouldn’t be THAT stupid.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Stop posting pics from those other shows. Don’t you realise to some people they don’t exist?! Ha, ha!

          • Pedro Ferreira

            So 4K means no visual continuity? Got it! But you do realise Season 4 of Enterprise was shot in HD meaning your response doesn’t make any sense?

          • TUP

            I thought you were going to stop acting like this?

            Do you really not understand the point I made (which others have also stated on these forums)? I can explain it if you really dont get it.

            But I suspect you do, decided to be a jerk and look at it literally.

            You really are just an angry little man, arent you?

          • Pedro Ferreira

            I don’t understand your response. Were you saying that the sets in the older series don’t hold up in HD because Season 4 of Enterprise was shot in HD?

          • TUP

            That’s not what I said

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Okay.

          • M33

            I do agree, but Kelvin is Prime, however. Anything after the arrival of the Narada is not.

          • Lora

            They confirmed that reboot universe is different in past too, not just after Narada.

          • M33

            Really? When was this stated? I didn’t see it in the new Encyclopedia, unless I missed it.
            Because it was established as the Kelvin Timeline because that is the point where the timeline from post-ENT diverged.

          • Lora

            It is stated during Star Trek beyond ”Sulu gay” controversy. They stated that Sulu is gay in their universe because Kelvin universe is become different in the past too after Narada made changes.

          • M33

            Interesting.
            Who is “they”?
            Can you supply the quote to this statement?

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Wait a minute, you do realise some users here are snobbish enough to try to pretend Enterprise never happened? Ha, ha!

          • Pedro Ferreira

            Discovery looks like it’s set in the 29th century. Now that would make sense!

      • Lora

        We already know how sets need to look in that time period. This is huge violation of canon. It looks nothing like TOS. It looks more modern than Voyager sets.

        • Thomas W.

          But it may look like the sets of TMP which only takes place a few years after TOS and about 15 years after DSC. Remember: the Constitution class ships were already a two decades old. Maybe the Discovery is a more advanced ship – like the NCC-1701 refit – because it is younger.

          • M33

            That wouldn’t explain the refit look between the two pilots, though.

          • Lora

            TMP is set 18 years after Discovery. TOS episode ”The Cage” is set in the same year as Discovery. Soo we already know in canon how sets, tehnology and uniforms need to look in that time period.

            As for TOS. All ships and federation installations in TOS looked very similar, not just Enterprise. Also Enterprise had refit at the beginning of 1. season. Discovery also has lower registration number than Enterprise, soo it is older ship than Enterprise.

            Also in Discovery tehnology looks more modern and advanced than not just TOS, but TMP and even TNG, DS9 and Voyager.

          • Neoliberal Coastal Elitist

            Lora, good on you standing your ground against these morons. Your Star Wars analogy was spot-on. Let’s redesign the Millennium Falcon for the Han Solo spinoff movie and give Chewie a haircut. It’s all sooo dated. There are four lights.

          • Pedro Ferreira

            How advanced? Seven centuries?

      • Pedro Ferreira

        It just looks wrong.

  • CAPTAIN D-MAN
    • Eric Cheung

      We get to see the hoof shoes!

    • M33

      I wish I liked the uniforms more.
      I thought they were interesting at first, but the longer I look at them, the weirder they look.
      The bright colors seem to clash with the blue, and reflective as well.
      Maybe I’ll get use to them.
      The boots are sort of interesting.
      Then again, I always felt the TOS era uniforms were too unbelievable.
      TNG era had a nice dark to balance the colors, and the DS9/VOY versions were more sensible. STFC was the best design I think: uniform with subtle division colors at the neck.
      ENT’s made perfect sense for the eras they were trying to bridge and they felt 100% practical.
      These feel like they are trying to harken back to ENT with touches of Kelvin, but come off more like diving suits to me.
      How do we tell what division they are with again? Is it the silver and gold tones?

      • Nebula1701

        yes it is the color, and each badge indicated their division.

      • Tenn_Tuxedo

        TOS color schemes are a reflection of it being on in the birth of color tv. They wanted as much vibrancy as they could in the uniforms and the sets.

        Problem with being a prequel series is that modern day SF tastes don’t align with 1960’s tastes. Ships are ‘realistic’ to what we think today and almost seem like they’d have to regress in the future TOS-verse. Wish they just make shows/films that advance Star Trek instead of trying to remain contained in an era. Set it another 80 yrs post TNG and have new quadrants being explored, new aliens. Get out of the Alpha Quadrant.

      • Lyk

        They use the Delta way to often on literally everything, the Uniform…heck even on Planets! I start getting annoyed by that insignia,

      • Pedro Ferreira

        The uniforms don’t look awful, just boring.

  • Your Worst Nightmare

    Nice! Cool looking sets and the cast seems genuinely excited about being a part of this.

  • Dartanion74

    So I hate to bring this up – but the Discovery crew should NOT have the Starfleet crescent badge as their insignia…. or did you all forget that Starfleet didn’t adopt the USS Enterprise insignia as their own until after Kirk finished his 5 year mission. TOS showed bases and ships had their OWN insignia….
    Just saying.

    • Salvador Nogueira

      Tell that to all those guys in the episode “Court Martial,” who didn’t belong to the Enterprise crew and sported the Delta shield…

    • Quonk

      Well, this has been discussed time and again. Just read the following memo from Bob Justman to costume designer William Ware Theiss, dated December 18, 1967:

      • Quintillion Tesla

        The funny thing is, if the iconic Trek insignia was missing from the show, we know they types who’d be the first to complain.

        • Quonk

          To be fair:
          It wasn’t seen as such in Enterprise and people were perfectly fine with it.

          • Quintillion Tesla

            Yep, they bought into it because it was a prequel. Even so, the fact is, no insignia that veers awat from the iconic swish even looks good. Those ones used in TOS for the other ships were just terrible.

      • seigezunt

        I’ve never seen that! Thanks, Quonk!

        • Quonk

          You’re welcome!

    • Your Worst Nightmare

      Its not the “Starfleet crescent badge.” There’s a split in it. :p

      Besides, what you suggest is not established onscreen. While other ships had other patches, its impossible to know whether or not these vary by ship or by fleet. There’s enough leeway to suggest either and until there’s some actual evidence to prove what the patches mean, I’m really okay with the delta being in use on Discovery.

    • TIG1701

      This has been discussed about a thousand times now. And anyway the Kelvin already had that insignia and that came a decade before this show so its all canon. People have to let go of TOS. I mean look at it? Nothing in this show resembles that show, the insignia is the least of that worry.

  • Quintillion Tesla

    Lovely stuff!

  • David Lund

    The EW pics describe Lorca in his “menagerie”, and I’ve just realised Burnham spends some time in the first ep (as seen in the trailer) in a cell that looks like a force field “cage”. Nice tips of the hat to the Jeffrey Hunter pilot perhaps?

  • Fiery Little One

    I may have missed it, but I don’t think they’ve showed the cadet’s badge before. It’s rather interesting.

  • Tom

    Now if they were really pandering to TOS fans as they have been accused, we would have a TOS cast guest star.

  • Lora

    All of this looks terrible. Huge canon violations in everything. Sets and tehnology look more advanced than Voyager. Nothing looks like it belongs to TOS time period. If they wanted advanced modern look, why did they choose TOS time period?! why not post Voyager, were they would be free to do anything they want.

    Plus Klingons that look like everything but klingons. Awful, just awful. This series will fail, like reboot Star Trek movies.

    • MattR

      Because Bryan Fuller had a story idea that he wanted to tell.

    • TIG1701

      I like the look but I agree it should’ve been in another period. This stuff look way too advanced for TOS. Hell for TNG era as well. I don’t get the point of putting it in this time frame. Pretty stupid. But I’m still excited about the show at least.

  • jurassicbond

    I must admit, I am a bit more intrigued with this show and have grown to appreciate the uniforms. However, I’m not a fan of the JJ lense flares used here. It’s just a bit distracting and makes me think this is still in the Kelvin Timeline. But hey, it is what it is and once it starts I’m sure I’ll have a different opinion. I was so upset at first but you know you’re going to watch this, so what the heck. Let’s just see what happens.

  • Trent

    Those are some ugly uniforms ,and that one side collar WTH ??

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  • GIBBS v2

    Anthony Rapp is an Alan Tudyk clone.

  • Lyk

    Yet again another example that as a Prequel it is misplaced, as a post-Nemesis it would work the Uniforms, the Technology, heck even the weirdly “Hey-I-have-weakpoints”-Saucer of the Discovery.

  • Pedro Ferreira

    The problem is this looks like any other sci-fi show. It doesn’t look like Star Trek, it doesn’t even look like a prequel. What I mean by this is the transporter room is way too spacious and futuristic compared to previous TV shows and movies, even those set in the 24th century.