Millennials raised on Star Trek the Next Generation are convinced that all future space travelers communicate via little Federation badges on their chests.

They are wrong.

Decades before Captain Picard touched his pin and commanded Number One to “Make it so,” Captain James Tiberius Kirk was using a handheld communicator to declare, “Scotty, beam me up.”

That device was iconic and awesome, and now I have one in my hands.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the airing of the first-ever Star Trek TV episode, CBS Consumer Products commissioned the creation of a 21st century Star Trek The Original Series Bluetooth Communicator. Read more…

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Star Trek communicator replica is worthy of the Enterprise