The Carbon Creek episode (the first episode filmed for the second season of the very underrated Enterprise) is close my heart because that is the year of my birth. Please bear with me for an update to it.
For those of you who are not very familiar with the Star Trek fictional universe, you should make it so. Gene Roddenberry was literally a visionary and has shaped our reality now. The “flip” cellular telephone is a direct result of the original communicator from Star Trek (we aficionados call the first iteration TOS, shorthand for The Original Series). Additionally, many of our most prominent scientists were influenced by the program. Even Professor Stephen Hawking appeared, playing himself, in an episode of TNG (The Next Generation, in shorthand).
So, without further ado, let us see what Mestral has been up to since 1957, below the fold.