The first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery left many fans excited and eager to finally see latest entry in the science-fiction franchise. Originally set to premiere in January, CBS delayed the premiere twice in order to grant the creative team behind the series the time needed to deliver a version of the show that would match the vision of the script. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg went into detail on the process of bringing that scope and scale to life.
Harberts went into detail on how much effort was put into perfectly crafting each prop, costume and set:
“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.”
Berg commented on the importance of creating a completely original world on the screen:
“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.”
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Star Trek: Discovery stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Terry Serpico as Anderson, Maulik Pancholy as Nambue, James Frain as Sarek, Doug Jones as Saru, Michelle Yeoh as Georgiou, Anthony Rapp as Stamets, Chris Obi as T’Kuvma, Shazad Latif as Lieutenant Tyler, Mary Chieffo as L’Rell, Jason Isaacs as Lorca, Mary Wiseman as Tilly, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, Clare McConnell as Dennas, Damon Runyan as Ujilli and Kenneth Mitchell as Kol.
Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Sunday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m ET/PT on CBS with the following fourteen episodes set to follow exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service weekly.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 1 Promotional Images
Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1
Pictured: Chris Obi as T’Kuvma. Photo Cr: Jan Thijs. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY coming to CBS All Access.
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will follow the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself.”