CBS is back with a new promotional videos, after releasing a first behind-the-scenes promo on Friday. This new video is much the same style, but sadly CBS has only released it on Facebook so far. It is not embeddable here, so you’ll have to go to Facebook to watch it.
The video is titled “Reporting For Duty: Sonequa Martin-Green.” The star of Discovery chats about the show and season two. We also get a few glimpses of the USS Enterprise. First, we get a look at a status display on the bridge of the USS Discovery, showing the Enterprise is in distress, displaying “All Systems Offline.”
In dialog from the video it is mentioned the Enterprise has a crew compliment of 203, just as in “The Cage.”
NOTE: The dialog differs from the display graphic. The details of the Enterprise appear to have been pulled from Franz Joseph’s “fanon” book Starfleet Technical Manual. Thus they are not an accurate match with the newer CGI model which has been scaled up in size to match the USS Discovery (ex. the official length of this new version is 442m). Also the display graphic of the Enterprise has straight pylons compared to the backward swept design we’ve seen in trailers (and on all official replicas too). It may just be that these are early and/or rushed graphics. (Similarly rushed graphics of an earlier revision of the USS Discovery design were seen on background displays during season 1).
From the display, a few more details can be made out. It solidifies the launch date of the USS Enterprise as the year 2245, and that Robert April was the first captain of the inaugural 5-year mission from 2245-2250 — previously only confirmed in The Animated Series. Christopher Pike is of course the current captain from 2250 to present (2257).
Also in the video, we see executive producer Alex Kurtzman as he directs Martin-Green in the first episode of the season on the set for Spock’s quarters on the Enterprise, which we’ve already seen a bit of in previous trailers.
Star Trek: Discovery is available in the USA on CBS All Access. It airs in Canada on Space and streams on CraveTV. It is available on Netflix everywhere else.