Star Trek is Still Inventing the Future
The Space-Age Technology in Star Trek Series Becoming a Reality
|Star Trek 50th Anniversary (photo courtesy of Pablo by Buffer)|
On September 8th marks the 50th Anniversary of the first airing of the iconic Star Trek original series. On September 4, the Smithsonian Channel premieres the two hour documentary called "BUILDING STAR TREK" 8PM ET/PT which celebrates the series legacy, with an in-depth look at todays space-age technologies created by scientists inspired by the series. They will take you behind the scenes on some of the restoration activities of Star Trek memorabilia at the Smithsonian.
Engineers and scientists around the U.S. are now making the vision of this landmark sci-fi series a reality by unlocking the secrets of warp space and teleportation, revealing the mysteries of the invisibility cloak and solving the riddle of the phaser and tricorder. Below is some the the items discussed in the documentary.
|Tricoder from Star Trek Series (photo courtesy of Smithsonian Channel)|