Here’s Our Best Look at the Star Trek: Discovery Communicators

With Star Trek: Discovery‘s launch just a few months away, the hype machine is kicking into overdrive. On Monday, CBS released our first real look at the handheld communicators that will be used on the series.

The communicators were initially shown in the first trailer for Discovery in May.

Take a look at a few screenshots and the teaser video below.

Star Trek: Discovery Communicators Revealed

Star Trek: Discovery communicator

Star Trek: Discovery communicator

With Discovery set approximately ten years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, the communicators have a similar look to those used in the original Star Trek.

Captain Kirk holding a communicator on The Original Series
Captain Kirk holding a communicator on The Original Series | Photo: CBS Home Entertainment

Discovery‘s 15-episode first season will premiere on September 24 at 8:30 PM ET on CBS. Immediately following the first episode’s release, the second episode will be available on CBS All Access, with subsequent episodes released on Sundays. The first eight episodes will run from September 24 through November 5, with the series returning in January 2018.

The cast of Star Trek: Discovery includes Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou) Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca), Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), James Frain(Sarek), and Shazad Latif (Kol), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd).

Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman are executive producers on the series. Nicholas Meyer, Kirsten Beyer and Ted Sullivan are serving as a writers and consulting producers.

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  • Talos4

    Unless that’s a U.S.S. Enterprise communicator, the arrowhead logo (also known as a delta shield) is probably incorrect. The same goes for the uniform logos which we saw previously. That logo did not become the general Starfleet logo until shortly before the events chronicled in the first Trek movie. Before then, each ship had a unique logo. Of course, the makers of the show can no doubt come up with a clever write-around explanation, but I suspect they’ll just leave this continuity error hanging.