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Portal June 15 2013 07:03 PM

Have You Ever Seen One?
 
According to Memory-Alpha, Romulan transporter beams are supposed to dissolve in a green sparkle. Now we've all seen Klingon transporter beams and Cardassian ones too. But in all my time watching Star Trek, I'll be darned if I've ever seen an honest to goodness Romulan transporter beam. And I'm not including the Reman one in Nemesis.

Have you ever seen one?

-Brett- June 15 2013 07:08 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Off the top of my head, DS9's "Improbable Cause". Toward the end Odo and Garak's runabout is confronted by a warbird and boarded by two Romulan soldiers.

Sran June 15 2013 07:09 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...ecause_487.jpg

--Sran

Portal June 15 2013 07:17 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Well I guess that answers my question. :alienblush: Thanks guys.

Sran June 15 2013 07:26 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
^No problem.

--Sran

Belz... June 15 2013 10:36 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
I wonder how those different races make their transporters match their prefered design colours. :D

Sran June 15 2013 10:49 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
^Food coloring.

--Sran

C.E. Evans June 15 2013 11:05 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Each transporter system probably has a technological component that's similar but still unique to each civilization.

Or it's food coloring.

Sran June 15 2013 11:08 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Quote:

C.E. Evans wrote: (Post 8252749)
Each transporter system probably has a technological component that's similar but still unique to each civilization.

I just think it's interesting that each race has a transporter hue that matches the color scheme most people would associate with that race. But I suspect that's the point.

--Sran

Belz... June 16 2013 03:04 AM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
I'm going to go with food colouring.

Maybe people coming out of transporters taste different depending on which type of transporter they use...

The Old Mixer June 16 2013 05:04 AM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Or maybe they all taste like chicken....

M June 16 2013 01:51 PM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
The Romluan transporter effect always looked pretty uninspirational to me. Of all the effects I prefer the gold-ish transporter sparkles of the Cardassian transporter.

Not a traditional transporter, but I also love the effect of the Ansata inverter from "The High Ground". It really looks like a rip in space and has a nice forceful quality to it.

Kevman7987 June 17 2013 02:03 AM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Hmm. I never thought of a favorite transporter effect.

The Original Series effect does hold a special place in my heart though.

"Don't worry, Boss. They can't do nothing till they're through sparkling."

Lt. Cheka Wey June 17 2013 07:29 AM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Quote:

Sran wrote: (Post 8251879)

Is it red for the klingons?

Jon1701 June 17 2013 11:31 AM

Re: Have You Ever Seen One?
 
Must have been a fun meeting where all the Alpha Quadrant races sat down to argue what colour the transporter and phasers would be for each species.

"I'm having red phasers!"

"No, I'm having red phasers! You can have a purple & yellow transporter beam with sparkles!"

The Cardassians must have turned up late that's why they originally ended up with Pink phasers!

:lol:


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