This week on the podcast I talk all about technology that was inspired and created based on things originally seen in “Star Trek.” From communicators, to phasers – a ton of tech was influenced by “Star Trek.” I first talk about some recent films – like “Terminator Genisys” along with some recent TV shows I’ve been watching too. Lots to see this summer both at the movies and on the smaller screen. Please also check out my Patreon pledge page and donate what you can monthly to support the podcast. Just a couple dollars from each of you per month goes a very long way to help support the podcast.
The main topic this week is all about Trek Tech. So many items have their roots in Trek – like cell phones, iPads, tricorders, medical beds, Skype and so forth all have examples in Trek that came years prior to their development. I talk about uncredited designer Wah Ming Chang who designed some of the first props and devices seen on TOS and also created a style and look that is seen to this day in things we use. I play some clips from Youtube about various pieces of Trek Tech that we use and love everyday. It’s a fun topic and one I think about a lot since I love both Trek and Tech.
That’s about all for this week. Next week there won’t be a new show since I will be traveling in Europe. In two weeks there will be a special guest cast. Until then take care and keep enjoying the summer!