First Official “Star Trek Discovery” Look

Michael Burnham (right), First officer aboard the USS Discovery, and Captain Georgiou (left) of the USS Shenzhou - Star Trek Discovery

First Series Image

Today the world has it’s first peek into Star Trek Discovery.  There’s undoubtedly going to be more news as the day progresses.  CBS is doing their Upfronts 2017 today.

The “Upfronts” is an annual television industry event where all the major networks make announcements about their upcoming show in a bid to attain advertiser contracts.

Besides this image, we also learned that Captain Georgiou’s first name is Philippa.  Another atypical name choice for a series character.  “Michael Burnham”, Discovery‘s leading character, was also widely considered to be an unusual name for a woman when it was first announced a few weeks ago.

Michael Burnham (right), First officer aboard the USS Discovery, and Captain Philippa Georgiou (left) of the USS Shenzhou - Star Trek Discovery
Michael Burnham (right), First officer aboard the USS Discovery, and Captain Philippa Georgiou (left) of the USS Shenzhou – Star Trek Discovery

The setting of this image is unlikely to be Vulcan like initially though, though this is currently unconfirmed.  Interestingly, the scene was filmed in Jordan, which goes to show the difference that the reported $6-$7 million per-episode budget will make.

We can see that the communicators in Discovery have more than a resemblance to those in The Original Series.

Star Trek Discovery Communicator
Star Trek Discovery Communicator

The tricorder is also similar to those seen in Star Trek: The Original Series.

tricorder in Star Trek Discovery
tricorder in Star Trek Discovery

Hints of Plot on Twitter

Yesterday, one of the writers on Star Trek Discovery posted a tweet that may have hinted at things to come.  He suggested that there was a storm a brewing.  Here’s the original tweet.

An ion storm?
An ion storm?

Could this be some sort of ion storm or lightning in the background that the post was referring to?

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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