CBS Releases Complete ‘USS Discovery’ Bridge Tour Video

Bridge of the USS Discovery

USS Discovery Bridge in Video

CBS has remained very tight-lipped about any of the specifics surrounding Star Trek Discovery‘s main starship, the USS Discovery.  The new streaming tv series is set to focus on at least two primary Starfleet vessels.  In addition to the Discovery is the USS Shenzhou.  Up until now, we’ve mostly seen imagery of the Shenzhou.  In fact up until recently the only glimpses we’ve had of the Discovery itself were a shot of it going to warp and a few minor clips of the interior.

Yesterday, CBS and the series showrunners released a video featuring the bridge of the starship Discovery.  Have a look at the video below for an in-depth walkthrough of the ship’s bridge, guided by Alex Kurtzman, co-creator and executive producer.

Here’s an arrangement of images captured from and video and enhanced, showing the different stations.

Communications Station

Every Starfleet vessel has a communications station on the main bridge of the ship.

Communications station on the bridge of the USS Discovery
Communications station on the bridge of the USS Discovery

Engineering Station

While engineering is usually performed in Engineering, most Starfleet vessels also have an engineering station on the bridge.  This allows for some redundancy and better communication within the command structure when needed.

Conn or Science Station aboard the USS Discovery's bridge
Conn or Science Station aboard the USS Discovery’s bridge

One thing that we immediately noticed is that this station takes inspiration from The Original Series in that there are physical knobs.  The touch screen hadn’t been envisioned i the 1960’s when TOS aired, so knobs, switches and buttons were used.  Those still show up on the bridge of the USS Discovery.

Knobs on stations on the Discovery's bridge
Knobs on stations on the Discovery’s bridge

Planetary & Other Sciences Station

Starfleet’s main mission is to seek out new life and civilizations and to explore.  There are science and planetary stations aboard the Discovery bridge.

Doing some science aboard the bridge of the USS Discovery
Doing some science aboard the bridge of the USS Discovery

Tactical Station

One station that’s sure to get a lot of action during the first season of Star Trek: Discovery is the Tactical station.  It is the primary means of defending the ship.

Tactical station on the bridge of the USS Discovery
Tactical station on the bridge of the USS Discovery

The Command Chair

And finally, no Starfleet ship would be complete without the captain’s command station and chair.

Captain's chair aboard the bridge of the USS Discovery
Captain’s chair aboard the bridge of the USS Discovery
Bridge of the USS Discovery (click for full size)
Bridge of the USS Discovery (click for full size)

Set 10 years before Star Trek: The Original SeriesStar Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions of discovering 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.

The series features new ships and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers.

Star Trek Discovery premieres September 24th on CBS All Access in the USA, Space and CTV channels in Canada, and on September 25th on Netflix for the rest of the world.

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Cassius Adams is the creator of ncc-1031.com and is a content contributor. He has been a Star Trek fan for nearly three decades. Cassius discovered his passion for the franchise early into TNG's run, and nourished that passion throughout DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, and the movies. Cassius can be reached by emailing cass@ncc-1031.com or you can follow him on Twitter at @supercass