Star Trek: Discovery‘s premiere was pushed back seven months and there were reasons for the delay which have now been revealed.
One of the reasons was waiting for Sonequa Martin-Green to finish up with Walking Dead, but the other reasons include wanting to get everything right.
Showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg explained some of the reasons for the delay. “There’s is so much artistry and custom craftsmanship that go into every prop, every costume, every set,” said Harberts. “These things have to be designed and manufactured. We flew a costume designer to Switzerland to pick up the fabric for the Starfleet uniforms. Several items on our uniforms are 3D printed. Some of our sets can take over six weeks to make. CBS has given us the time and the money to make something the fans will find worthwhile.”
“You can’t cut corners or have ninety-five percent of what’s on screen be completely original and inspired and then have five percent something you bought at a store,” said Berg. “It has to be cohesive — and it is. I’m so proud of what’s on screen; it’s so beautiful and it’s taking world-building to a whole new level.”
One of those items includes the USS Discovery bridge, which is yet to be seen. Fans have already seen the bridge of the USS Shenzhou, which appeared in the trailer for Star Trek: Discovery.
Star Trek: Discovery debuts September 24.