The upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly features a cover story on Star Trek: Discovery. The photo shoot was done on the sets of the show and this morning EW released a video to promote the issue.
Lorca issuing orders (and going off-script)
The preview also includes some actual dialog and scene
The imposing Captain Gabriel Lorca strides across the Starship Discovery bridge, squinting at the raging battle on the viewscreen, rattling off orders to his crew with rapid precision. There’s a Federation ship under attack by Klingons, and the Discovery is rushing to join their fight. “Lock on the Bird of Prey!” Lorca barks. “Basic pattern Beta 9. Hard to port! Fire at something, for God’s sakes!”
The Klingons blast the Discovery. Lorca and his shipmates lurch hard to one side. The high-tech set’s thousands of lights flicker anxiously, conveying the ship’s wounds.
Apparently the “for God’s sakes” was an ad lib and episode writer Kirsten Beyer (who has been described as Discovery’s ‘keeper of the canon’) pointed out that “Star Trek is creator Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a science-driven 23rd-century future where religion basically no longer exists.”
Inside the U.S.S. Discovery
Cast on set
Note this is the first time we are seeing the cadet badge for Starfleet. The four bars likely represent that she is a fourth-year cadet.
The new issue of EW will have three collectible Star Trek: Discovery covers.