‘USS Discovery’ flies above NYC in Star Trek stunt
An Australian company was behind a clever stunt above New York to promote newest Star Trek series.
A black hawk helicopter flew a suspended “U.S.S. Discovery” over New York on Saturday night in a promo stunt for Star Trek: Discovery.
CBS commissioned Australian company Remarkable Media to create the illusion using LED lights attached to a two-ton exoskeleton.
Remarkable Media CEO Simon Powell said: “Star Trek is such an iconic TV and film series that is loved by many, so we were thrilled to be asked by CBS to bring the U.S.S Discovery to life and take it to the skies of New York to promote its latest incarnation.
“It was one of the most challenging aerial executions we have done, but the effect of it flying across the New York skyline at night was stunning.”
Last year Remarkable Media scored a Guinness World Record after partnering with MTV to fly the world’s largest flying digital video screen for the MTV Video Music Awards.
Star Trek: Discovery begins today on Netflix.