time-travel pod

Caption: time-travel pod, in Enterprise's shuttle bay

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Episode: TNG 209 - Matter of Time

A craft from the 26th century, the time pod is approximately five meters in length and composed of plasticized, tritanium mesh.

In 2368, a 22nd century scientist — Professor Berlingoff Rasmussen — came aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise-D in such a craft.

Rasmussen claimed to be from the future, but in fact had stolen the pod from its true owner and used it to bring technology back in time to take credit for it.