I never really got into this particular spinoff of the original Star Trek series, but any science fiction fan might enjoy this clip:
Great isn’t it? In the original Star Trek: Voyager scene its a 1936 Ford in space.
Rust? That’s right, Captain.
High levels of ferric oxide corroded iron particles.
Would you mind telling me how iron could rust in space without oxygen? I wish I could.
Paris, alter our course to follow that trail of rust.
Captain, look at this.
I’m picking up traces of complex hydrocarbons in the rust benzene, ethylene, acetylene That sounds like gasoline.
Gasoline? It’s a liquid fuel that was used centuries ago on Earth.
They burned it to drive internal combustion engines.
How did it get out here? I’m detecting a small object.
It appears to be the source of the rust and hydrocarbons.
Put it on screen.
Apparently, it is a ground vehicle from mid-20th-century Earth.
Whew! It’s a 1936 Ford, actually.
Paris? That was the manufacturing date: Ford was the name of the company that built it.
Antique vehicles are a hobby of mine.
Internal combustion engine, a reciprocating piston cylinder design.
Fuel source was a refined petroleum.
So, is this an early hover car? No, you’re about a century too early for that.