The exterior of the ship is porcine in appearance. The ship's interior, as displayed on screen, is limited to the bridge area, which includes three chairs for the crew, a control console, and a viewscreen. The actual Swinetrek set is a wide-spaced area, with the viewscreen and ship's walls and entrance portals raised several feet behind the crew area. This presented some difficulties at first. Jim Henson recalled, "I remember that the first time I saw the Pigs in Space set, I was horrified. There was enough room in there to play basketball, but we overcame the problem by using a very wide-angle lens."