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Old November 11 2008, 02:58 PM   #10
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Re: Transporter Coordinates

davidant32 wrote: View Post
Follow-up question:

Why even have transporter rooms/pads at all? By the 24th Century, it seemed that every other episode had characters beaming from location to location, bypassing the transporter pads entirely. Why not just integrate the transporter technology into the ship's computer systems and be rid of the room and pads altogether?
Roddenberry felt having the characters have convesations while they walked to the transporter room was essential to Star Trek (I'm not kidding).
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