We’re down to just hours until the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery warp to our screens Sunday evening, but that hasn’t stopped the show from moving full-speed ahead with even more preview images of the upcoming episodes!

Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) walk through a desert canyon. (CBS)
Georgiou and Burnham aim their phaser rifles at an unseen target. (CBS)
Ambassador Sarek (James Frain) in the USS Shenzhou’s transporter room. (CBS)
Klingon leader T’Kuvma (Chris Obi) stands over another warrior. (CBS)
L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) and T’Kuvma stand ready for battle. (CBS)
Captain Georgiou and her first officer arrive on the Klingon ship, armed and alert. (CBS)

Also debuting are more new character photos, USS Discovery illustrations, and assorted Trek imagery, via CBS’s press material:

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In addition to the above images from the Discovery premiere, IDW Publishing has also released the first interior image from the forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery comic series — illustrated by artist J.K. Woodward — over at io9, paired with an interview with comic writer Mike Johnson.

T’Kuvma on his ancient starship, by comic artist J.K. Woodward. (IDW Publishing)

io9: Most of what fans have learned about Klingon culture and history has come from The Next Generation and onwards. Given Discovery’s own twist in its portrayal of the species, was it a challenge to keep things in “canon” with the past shows or were you given more of a free reign with how you used them?

Johnson: Since Discovery takes place before the original series, we are taking cues about the Klingons’ past from what we have learned about them in subsequent shows. In our comic, this is particularly true when it comes to the legendary Klingon leader Kahless, who casts a long shadow over the events we will witness.

io9: Will we be seeing much of what Starfleet is up to in the series, or will the perspective stay specific to the Klingon side of things?

Johnson: This story stays strictly on the Klingon side of things, going into more detail about their perspective on the Federation and the state of play as the show begins. It’s a great opportunity to show that the Klingons are not villains. They are an alien species with their own civilization, filled with individuals with their own dreams, ambitions, and vendettas.

Watch for our reviews of the comic when it arrives in October!

  • Jörg Hillebrand

    There you have it. A Klingon mummy! 🙂

    • We know klingons used mummifcation!

      • Jörg Hillebrand

        Yep, Klingon mummification glyph from Star Trek IV. 🙂

        • Which is on the wall of the Sarcophagus ship in the trailers for Discovery 😉

          • Jörg Hillebrand

            Awesome! 🙂

  • Do damned excited!

    • Pedro Ferreira

      You would be.

  • Eric

    The warp nacelles in the comic book images are inconsistent. I wonder which version will make it to screen on Sunday night. I assume they’ve been changing it up until at least the Hollywood premiere. The longer ones are beautiful, but the shorter boxier ones look more realistic and keeping with canon.

    • Quintillion Tesla

      Interesting. I wonder if the nacelles extend when it goes to warp, then stays retracted at all other times?

      • October_1985

        I was thinking the same, it would be weird such a disparity between the displays and the real ship

      • M33

        Extending nacelles would be terrible design. It was stupid on Voyager with folding nacelles.
        What if one got stuck during an emergency situation? Perfectly good nacelles prevented from working because of a simple adjusting lever.

        Bad, SCE! Bad!

      • Eric

        I don’t think they will extend. The front ends of the nacelles look quite different. I think it’s two different designs and we will see which one won out.

        ALSO I have been wondering if the open rings in the saucers will close when the ship is at battle. If you remember from the photo below, earlier design looks like it has grid-like walls that could open and close in the same places that are now open. It would be cooler and make more sense then the USS Voyager moving nacelles. Excited to see what happens.


        • Eric

          I think this is the best explanation/theory of why there are cutouts. But I think by movable walls the ship would reinforce it for battle and make it a more believable design. It would also add a distinctive, movable dynamism to the ship design.


        • M33

          What then is the purpose of having the gap if it has to be protected during battle by retracting?

          And what if one of the mechanisms gets broken or jammed?

          Doesn’t sound like good design to me if they make that choice.

          Sure… it would look cool… but…

          • Eric

            If you watched the video you heard how this gives more space for windows while maintaining the saucer shape. In the real world it adds a dynamic element, differentiating from previous designs.

            In-universe the writers are already saying this was originally a science vessel re-purposed for war. That would justify refitting it with retractable walls.

          • M33


  • Well, that’s a completely different look for the Discovery. Interesting.

    • So is that picture of the Discovery in the slideshow from the show or from the comics?

      • There is only one image from the comic (T’Kuvma) as noted.

        • Eric

          The full image of the Discovery, in the gallery, looks like a drawn rendition, giving us the impression its from the comics. Do you know where it’s from?

          • It’s from CBS’s press material, as noted in the article. We’ve clarified to reduce confusion.

          • Weird. Will the Discovery end up having such a dark paint job? How many different versions of the Discovery are there?!

  • Quintillion Tesla

    I love the image of Burnham and Georgiou on Planet “Petra”.

  • Quintillion Tesla

    Underneath all that HEAVY Klingon make-up, what the heck do the actors do when they get an itch??

    • M33

      Someone hands them a Klingon painstick.

      • Quintillion Tesla


      • Pedro Ferreira

        I thought that wasn’t canon any more?

    • I wonder that for any FX actor.

    • Get extremely annoyed. ☺️

    • AmiRami

      I guess it would be analogous to what you do when you have a cast and you itch. Just bare it.

  • Tom Cruise Never Phones It IN


    And Sarek looks like a campy Roman Emperor ha

    • There is your troll comment. The one you make, no matter how many times you jave failed to back up your lie.

      • Pedro Ferreira

        Imagine how we feel about you.

    • The Science Fiction Oracle

      Go away troll

      • You know he is desperate, when he comes to a trek site and mocks vulcan clothing as “wrong”

    • mr joyce

      Not very well said

  • GhostLoveScore

    Am I missing something, I thought that Discovery starts on Sunday evening? Why are other trekcore news saying premiere is only few hours away?

    • “We’re down to just hours until the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery warp to our screens Sunday evening…” Just indicating that it’s soon.

  • Pedro Ferreira

    Are they going to explain the purple reptile Klingons or is it all to do with Klingon housing?