‘Star Trek: Discovery’ spaceship flies over New York City – CNET


The USA Discovery, in the form of a light effect, flies over New York.

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Star Trek: Discovery” blasts off this weekend, and in celebration, so has a real-life USS Discovery.

To mark the show’s Sunday premiere, CBS launched a re-creation of the show’s spaceship in New York from City Vineyard at Pier 46 Saturday night.

The ship is actually a light illusion put together via many LED lights attached to a truss flying out to the George Washington Bridge with the help of a Black Hawk helicopter.

The effect was put together by Remarkable, a company who previously did a similar type of stunt for the MTV Video Music Awards last year.

Remarkable CEO Simon Powell said that his company worked with CBS’ assets of the ship in order to put together the visual effect.

The new show takes place 10 years before the original “Star Trek” show, and stars Sonequa Martin-Green as First Officer Michael Burnham.

“Star Trek: Discovery” debuts its first episode in the US on CBS and CBS All Access Sunday, Sept. 24 around 8:30 p.m. ET/PT (a late afternoon NFL game and an episode of “60 Minutes” may shift the premiere time slightly). Subsequent episodes will debut on the CBS All Access streaming service. (Disclosure: CBS is CNET’s parent company).

Internationally the show will stream on Netflix.

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