Star Trek: Discovery’s future tech is now indistinguishable from magic – and that’s a problem

Spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery season 4 follow.

Without futuristic technology, there would be no Star Trek. Sure, the innovative stories and famous Kirk / Spock / McCoy axis had something to do with the show’s early popularity. But, if the Enterprise didn’t have transporters, warp drive and subspace communication, its original five-year mission would have floundered before it had even left Spacedock.

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