Entertainment Weekly has yet another tidbit from their upcoming feature story on Star Trek: Discovery. This time it is a look at one of the transporter rooms from the U.S.S. Shenzhou. The image features Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) preparing to beam down in newly revealed tactical uniforms.
This transporter room is quite a departure from typical Trek transporters, with large dishes behind each platform. The large dishes are perhaps meant to show that the Shenzhou is older/less advanced.
EW’s article addresses this new unusual looking transporter room, saying:
This particular transporter bay is aboard the U.S.S. Shenzhou and it’s unlike any that Trek fans have ever seen before. So if you love this new design, great, it’s in the show. If you don’t, hold that thought, because the transporter bay in the U.S.S. Discovery is very different from this one (and has not yet been seen).
We have previously had a chance to see the new transporter effect from the trailer released last month.
New Phasers (Lasers?)!
The image also gives us our first look at the new phaser (or possibly laser?) side-arms for Star Trek: Discovery, or at least the ones carried on board the U.S.S. Shenzhou.
These seem to contain elements from both the main Type 2 phasers from the original Star Trek and earlier design laser pistols seen in “The Cage.”
More from next issue of Entertainment Weekly
EW: has so far teased out a quotes on the showrunners on the show’s delay, first look at Jason Isaacs and a quote from Sonequa Martin-Green on her “vuclan struggle” and her reaction to complaints Discovery’s over diversity.
EW promises “more Star Trek: Discovery scoop” in their upcoming issue.
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