Star Trek’s transporter is an iconic design that has been a staple of the franchise for decades.
However, the Star Trek franchise has been hit by a series of delays since the show was first introduced.
The current iteration of the transporter, the TOS transporter, is due to be phased out sometime in 2020.
As of March 2018, the last production run of the TSS was set to begin in 2019.
If the latest TSS is to continue, it will likely be phased in over the next decade.
This article first appeared on the Hill on March 4, 2018.