Gallery: Star Trek tech from Enterprise to Discovery to The Next Generation

​Get ready for Discovery

Trek fans have been without a series since Enterprise went off the air in 2005. Now 12 years later there's a new series getting ready to air: Star Trek: Discovery.

Even before its initial air date of September 24 on CBS and CBS All Access, Discovery is dividing fans along various lines. Some want a show that goes beyond the Next Generation/Deep Space Nine/Voyager era instead of jumping back to the pre-Kirk era. Others are worried it's going to be poorly produced, and still others think it's going to be too much action and not enough cerebral sci-fi.

Whether you're a critic or a fan waiting in anticipation for Discovery, it's still Star Trek, and that means you can expect a lot of new takes on old Trek tech. To celebrate we've compiled some of the most well-known treknology in this gallery. See how Discovery stacks up by clicking through.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.