Today is the day: Star Trek: Discovery premieres tonight on CBS and CBS All Access. To get you psyched up, CBS has just released a clip of Discovery‘s main title sequence. We have that including a full breakdown. Plus, watch the USS Discovery soar boldly over New York City, thanks to some LEDs and a Black Hawk helicopter.
Discovery’s main title sequence
CBS just released this “clean” version of the main title sequence, sans credits.
Note: This version is region locked to the US. Click here for international Netflix version.
Analysis and breakdown of shots
Star Trek: Discovery‘s main title sequence is a nice homage to past iterations of the franchise with a new modern feel. One immediately notices some visual similarities to the Star Trek: Enterprise sequence. But, overall, both visually and aurally, Discovery‘s theme and title sequence take cues from plenty of modern shows. Those that immediately come to mind: Westworld and Fringe (notably, Alex Kurtzman was also a co-creator on that Bad Robot production).
The Discovery soars over New York City
New York City residents were treated to a night sky show as the USS Discovery soared over the city last night, as part of an ad campaign for today’s premiere. The illusion was created using LED lights attached to a truss, carried by a Black Hawk helicopter. The USS Discovery flew from City Vineyard at Pier 46 out to the George Washington Bridge.
Star Trek: Discovery premieres on September 24th on CBS with all subsequent episodes on CBS All Access in the US. In Canada Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on Bell Media’s CTV and the Space Channel on the same night. Netflix will launch Star Trek: Discovery on Monday, September 25 to countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.
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