Star Trek Discovery Trailer Breakdown


We breakdown the new trailer for Star Trek Discovery to see what we can learn about the new Star Trek series from it.

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Let’s take a look at the trailer for the new CBS Star Trek series Star Trek Discovery and see what we can learn.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, take a look for yourself first.

Right off the bat it’s interesting that the trailer is called “Test Flight of Star Trek’s U.S.S. Discovery” does that mean the ship is a prototype or first in its class perhaps?

We start the trailer looking at a star rise and planet rise over what appears to be an asteroid.

Some very ominous music that almost sounds like something out of Star Trek: The Motion Picture or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan  as we pan down the asteroid and see a base of some kind with the Discovery in it.

Now it’s interesting that the Discovery seems to be located in this asteroid base. Are they hiding the Discovery? Perhaps this lends more credence to the Discovery being a prototype or new secret design.

Here we can see that the launch tube or tunnel goes all the way through the asteroid. Perhaps it’s some sort of refueling depot and ships can enter from one side and leave through the other.

We jump to a shot of the nacells, which have a very unique look.

The Discovery is disengaging from the asteroid base. I love the color of the ship, it looks like it’s half way between NX and 1701.

Now we see another angle of the ship as it leaves it’s asteroid base, which includes it’s deflector array.

As the ship begins to leave the base the music gets almost Klingon sounding.

It’s the NCC-1031, which means if the registry system hasn’t been changed we know what time period this show is set in.

I love the look of the impulse engines.

This is not a small ship like the NX class.

This is certainly a new ship design, the only thing similar is the old Ralph McQuarrie sketches.

Some fans have said it sounded like the ship cloaked at the end of the trailer, I’m not so sure.

I can’t wait to find out more about the U.S.S. Discovery!

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