About the U.S.S. Discovery, NCC-1031
Note: italicized items are rumors or speculation
Released by CBS, here’s the first look at the USS Discovery’s test flight animation. It should be noted that it is likely the design of the Discovery is still a work in progress.
NAME: U.S.S Discovery REGISTRY: NCC-1031 CLASS: Currently Unknown LAUNCH DATE: Currently Unknown CREW COMPLIMENT: Currently Unknown LENGTH: Approx 244 meters (~800ft)
Multiple sources, including Bryan Fuller, have reported that the ship has changed significantly since this early work.
We can get a good idea of the scale of the ship based on this image. If one is to assume that the windows are no more than 6 feet tall, that puts the U.S.S. Discovery’s length at about 244 meters, which is nearly 800 feet. The registry “NCC-1031” is also clearly visible on the ships saucer section.
We can see that the USS Discovery’s registry is simply “NCC-1031” with no appended alphabet characters. Suggests it’s the first ship to bear the name “U.S.S. Discovery” and “NCC-1031” registry number. It’s for this reason that I believe the series is placed just before Star Trek: The Original Series.
Discovery looks pretty good from this angle, having a very flat feeling akin to the Sovereign class Enterprise NCC-1701-E.
Curious that the U.S.S. Discovery seems to be leaving a fleet yard that has been built out of a meteor or asteroid. Possibly indicating that times are more difficult, or is it early in the Federation’s history and so resource utilization is more ‘primitive’?