Registry Number question Edit

In the 3rd episode they mention the Discovery is basically a brand new ship and in the 2nd episode that the Shenzhou is old. Then how can the Discovery's registry number be lower? And lower by almost 200! I don't remember any instances from other series where that happened... --2003:E3:3BC0:C401:8C70:34CB:ECF5:3ED3 20:13, October 2, 2017 (UTC)

The ship registry numbers may not be assigned chronologically. Other examples include a newer Yeager having a lower registry than an older Yeager, USS Dauntless NX-01-A (very low indeed), and Prometheus NX-59650. Plus, the Discovery might've been refitted fro stem to stern, and is straight out of spacedock, irrespective of its original age. Cf. the Enterprise refit of 2271-73. Kind regards, -- Markonian 20:21, October 2, 2017 (UTC)
And given that there was another Crossfield ship, the USS Glenn that means this could be a new class of ship with Glenn and Discovery could be the first ones. T-888
Indeed, it has never been said that registry numbers are assigned consecutively. 31dot (talk) 21:47, October 2, 2017 (UTC)

I know Roberto Orci said on the commentary for Star Trek that he researched and found that Matt Jefferies came up with the numbers to mean first two are ship number ad second is design in that So 1701 is 17th ship 1st design. Not sure how this even makes sense. T-888


Kirk mentions contacting "the discovery" in episode The Squire of Gothos

This has been discussed elsewhere. To "notify" something ("notify the discovery (of Gothos) on subspace radio") can also mean to make note of a discovery. To broadcast it to all and sundry. --LauraCC (talk) 19:36, October 12, 2017 (UTC)
And this is clearly what is communicated in the episode's script. The word "discovery" has a small initial "d" in the script, whereas the name of the ship would obviously have a capital "D" initial. --Defiant (talk) 19:42, October 12, 2017 (UTC)

Stargate Edit

Anybody know where they got the giant Stargate to incorporate into the ship's infrastructure? The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk).

Black alert Edit

This article states that black alert is used whenever a "black op experiment" occurred on the ship, but my understanding was (and the black alert article states) that black alert was used whenever the spore drive was used, not just any dangerous experiment. Just making sure I didn't miss something in the show. 31dot (talk) 10:44, February 4, 2018 (UTC)

I don't recall anything about it being used for every "black op experiment", just each time the spore drive was used as you say. --| TrekFan Open a channel 10:58, February 4, 2018 (UTC)
I don't remember anything like that either. Unless something appeared on a display somewhere, I'm pretty sure it's only for the spore drive. -- Compvox (talk) 19:43, February 4, 2018 (UTC)