Hey Everyone, Long time fan first time poster. I got a bunch of DIRECT first hand information on Discovery I thought I would share. This is not passed down info or rumours but like I said first hand info. Some of it may already be known but if not hope you find something interesting. -------------- The enterprise bridge was built and will be shown heavily later in the season!!!! It is the first set that is made almost entirely out of metal using a new manufacturing technique. It is very retro with a very very large view screen. It is mostly red white and grey. A set for the enterprise "WAR ROOM" was built. The art department is almost all Canadian talent. Engineering was originally designed and BUILT as the torpedo room. It had large rotating torpedo launchers. It was changed last minute to be engineering. If you look closely the steps on the set are 7 inches apart rather than the usual 6 inches. This is because an error was made in the design phase and the length was underestimated. They have to warn the actors that they will feel unusual and steep. The Discovery Bridge is made up of 120 displays with 120 computer powering them. Many of the props have iPads hidden within them with a Star Trek bevel around it. Since I know there has been some debate as to the location as to Pike’s ready room.... It is directly behind the bridge ball on the neck of discovery. NOT on one of the rings or secondary hull. Lorca’s ready room the window went from being very wide to being 2 smaller windows. This is so they would have to do less green screen effects in the windows. Suru’s home planet architecture was designed based on the shapes of his face. They looked rather “vaginal” to the designers. The shuttle sets breaks into 16 pieces to get different camera angles. The Transporter room is the least favourite to shoot on as you can only fit the camera in 2 angles. On and off the Pad. On the bridge the transparent displays are real and cost $17,000 each. You also can’t see it on the show in action but they swivel on an arm to different positions. The original designs for the Discovery bridge had a pit with a couple stations right in front of the viewscreen.it was cut as it caused problems for filming (my guess is floating heads). The discovery bridge set is 3 stories tall. The set you see on film is the second level. The level bellow is to get different low angles. The interesting thing is the space above is supposed to be for another room as the bridge was supposed to be 2 stories. Not sure if they ever plan to show it or it will end up being another TNG captains yaght. The corridors and transporter room for the Discovery and Shengu are the same. They have panels on the wall that they snap on and off to change sets. The Section 31 one ship is the old Shenzhen set. If you look at them side to side you can see they pretty much just cut out the floor of the Shenzhen and added steps. Still looks great. Pikes ready room took about 3 months to design with a team of 5 people. The story behind the wooden table with the glass is that it is a tree from pikes home that got hit by lightning. Around episode 12 or 13 Pike orders the evacuations of Discovery. (I’m sure things work out fine though, lol) The final few episodes are very emotional. The reason that Airiam was re-cast this season is because the actress (Sara Mitich) was allergic to the makeup.