Starlog 6: Star Trek Technology

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What’s your must-have piece of Star Trek tech?

I think most people would instantly answer the transporter. It was one of the most obvious pieces of technology across the various series, and we’d all like to get somewhere faster. It was developed by Gene Roddenberry because The Original Series didn’t have the budget for shooting landing vehicles at every location. It was genius, but I’ve always wondered what it would actually feel like to have all your molecules pulled apart and put back together.

Personally, I think the biobed would be the most beneficial overall, as would any other medical equipment featured on the show. It’s all very minimally invasive, which is great for me since I’m terrified of doctors and blood! For the show itself, the characters needed to go through a slew of various injuries and diseases and still feasibly survive, so I think it helped support the plot just as much as the transporter did.

I’m not saying I’d turn down a replicator, though! 😀

Who’s your favorite piece of Star Trek technology? I’d love to know!

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Ashley O’Melia is an independent author and freelancer from Southern Illinois.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University.  Her books include The Wanderer’s Guide to Dragon Keepingand The Graveside Detective.  Her short stories have been published in The Penmen Review, Siren’s Call, and Subcutaneous.  Ashley’s freelance work has spanned numerous genres for clients around the world.  You can find her on Facebook and Amazon.

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2 responses to “Starlog 6: Star Trek Technology

  1. In the movie “Galaxy Quest” they do a transporter scene that didn’t turn out so well. That being said I think food replicator and bio bed would be safer technologies to deal with.

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