In the Star Trek universe, transporter technology can instantaneously whiz characters from starships to planets and back again. The latest Trek movie, Star Trek Beyond, shows us transporters in service as public transit.
Although transit has never been a key element of Star Trek, which is rarely set in big cities, the franchise’s long history does include a few scenes with futuristic transportation.
A few seconds later in that same scene, a high-speed train zips by.
But all those futuristic trains aside, the transporter has got to be the coolest of Trek’s multimodal options.
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