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For Apple Computer's port of Macintosh System 7.1 to the 80486 processor, see Project Star Trek.

Star Trek IV The Voyage Home Transparent Aluminum Scene "Hello Computer"

Scotty encounters a Macintosh Plus at 2m53s

Star Trek is a popular science fiction franchise created by Gene Roddenberry. Apple and its products have been influenced by, featured in, and used in the production of Star Trek television programs and films.



Matt interviews Woz and Leonard Nimoy

Steve Wozniak became a fan of the original Star Trek series before he co-founded the Apple Computer Company in 1976. The first program that Wozniak had ever run on his Apple I prototype was an early Star Trek text game to test the functionality of his Integer BASIC interpreter. The source code had already been ported to HP BASIC for the HP 2000C minicomputer at Hewlett-Packard, where Wozniak had been working at the time.[1]

Apple products in Star Trek[]

In the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, released in 1986, chief engineer Montgomery Scott is seen using a Macintosh Plus computer to demonstrate the molecular structure of transparent aluminum. In real life, aluminum oxide (sapphire) was used years later for the transparent faces of Apple Watches as well as protective camera lens coverings for the iPhone 5S and later.[2]

For the production of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993, Denise Okuda used a Macintosh Quadra 700 to design LCARS interface panels.[3]

For the production of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2002, an array of sixteen Power Mac G4 Cubes running Macromedia Director were used to generate the screens of the Enterprise NX-01 in real time,[4] with Michael Okuda acting as the system administrator.[5][6]


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