Photos From “Star Trek Discovery” Set Revealed

Green screen on the set of Star Trek Discovery - courtesy Ted Sullivan
 
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Pictures From the Set

(Updated March 17)  See bottom for new images.

This past January, Star Trek Discovery started filming in Toronto, Canada.  Slated to come out later in 2017, Discovery is the latest series in the Star Trek television franchise, by CBS.  Rather than having its run on traditional tv, it will be streamed via CBS AllAccess, Netflix, and CraveTV.

The show boasts a number of writers that have been penning the first season’s 13 episodes for some time now.  One of those writers, Ted Sullivan, is currently on set in Toronto for the filming of the show.

Sullivan has taken to Twitter the past few days, providing glimpses of the set in photos.

Star Trek Discovery "Locations", courtesy Ted Sullivan
Star Trek Discovery “Locations”, courtesy Ted Sullivan

Massive Green Screen

Prominent in one of the photos that Sullivan posted, which can be seen below, is a very large green screen.  It can be assumed by the scale of the screen that a lot of visual effects will be going into Star Trek Discovery, and that at least one of the regular sets will be either fully digital, or digitally-enhanced.  This isn’t surprising to us, given the show is reported to be budgeted at $6-$7 million+ per episode.  That’s a huge jump from any previous Star Trek incarnation.

Green screen on the set of Star Trek Discovery - courtesy Ted Sullivan
Green screen on the set of Star Trek Discovery – courtesy Ted Sullivan

Beneath the Bridge of the USS Discovery

Also noticeable is the scale of the set’s woodwork, and therefore the sets for Discovery.  It is widely believe that, in the image below, Sullivan hinted we’re seeing beneath the bridge of the USS Discovery.

We’ve tried to enhance the photo, looking for possible hidden gems, but our efforts didn’t produce any results.  Well done, Ted!

Star Trek Discovery set, courtesy Ted Sullivan
Star Trek Discovery set, courtesy Ted Sullivan

So not a whole lot of details can be made out from the pictures, and that’s obviously by intent.  CBS and the producers of Discovery are being very tight lipped about specifics surrounding the new series.

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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