Star Trek: Why Discovery’s Technology Is So Advanced

Some of this can be explained away by arguing that Discovery is a science vessel, and more likely to have experimental tech – like the Spore Drive itself – that may prove problematic and be discontinued. But in truth, it reflects that Star Trek has always been a futuristic series. Back in 1966, massive viewscreens and hand-held communicators were the stuff of science-fiction. Nowadays, they’re commonplace, meaning Star Trek has to embrace new technologies in order for its science to still look advanced.