The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism - Deepstash
Professor Brand - Interstellar

Stepping out into the universe... we must confront the reality of interstellar travel. We must reach far beyond our own lifespans.

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The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

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An Einstein-Rosen bridge is a shortcut through space caused by the warping of spacetime. Massive objects like stars or black holes bend time and space like a bowling ball on a ...

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Wormhole Representations
  • The entrance to a wormhole has often been represented as a tube, which makes sense given the name. But it’s also inaccurate. Interstellar, in one of its most intense scenes, got it right. From...

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MONTGOMERY SCOTT - STAR TREK

Imagine that! It never occurred to me to think of space as the thing that was moving!

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Warp Engines

Warp technology is synonymous with the Star Trek series.

Like an Einstein-Rosen bridge, warp technology skirts around the impossibility of accelerating a ship past the speed...

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  • Warp technology may be possible in reality.
  • In 1994, theoretical physicist Miguel Alcubierre proposed a means of FTL space travel consistent with general relativity. Inspired by Star T...

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Hyperdrive

Hyperspace is best understood as a sub-region of our real space where the same physical laws don’t apply. Hyperspace has no theoretical basis like Einstein-Rosen bridges or warp drives.

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Jump Drives

The Jump Drives in Battlestar Galactica made interstellar teleportation possible with virtually no delay. Both human ships and their Cylon counterparts used FTL drives. We were also told that w...

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Doctor Who

All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

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Closed Timelike Curves

For 55 years, Doctor Who has chronicled the adventures across time and space of the Doctor and his/her human companions. Their means of transportation was a big blue box known as the TARDIS...

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  • In 2013, physicists Benjamin K. Tippett and David Tsang published a paper proposing a theoretical means of creating an actual retrograde-capable time machine: a way to travel to your o...

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