So, for our list of four ways real life medicine is catching up with Star Trek, here are the ground rules for all the hardcore Trekkers out
there. We are sticking to The Original Series, where the gadgets, the technology, the basic assumptions of how the future might look are in their most primordial state. Each medical device or medicine was more of an idea, a basic concept of what things should do rather than anything that got too bogged down in actual science. As the later spinoffs got rolling, real science often got in the way of simply
telling the story. Ultimately, the in-depth scientific explanations of the later series will likely turn out to be wrong, while The Original
Series will forever retain a colored-plastic purity.
But enough of all that. Here's our Top 4 list."
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