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Old March 13 2009, 03:05 PM   #55
BrookeStephen
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Re: VRML TOS Enterprise

FalTorPan wrote: View Post
In "The Day of the Dove," intership beaming seemed like risky business.
Real engineering alert!

Talk about inconsistent - was cargo received in the cargo transporter and then carried to the cargo holds all over the ship? It would have made more sense to transport cargo to the holds.

I'll bet that this singular reference to intra-ship beaming was only a plot device - consider how accurate the machinery has to be in a transporter - wasn't it 1 atom from over 40,000 miles or something like that? How could the transporter system be less accurate for shorter distances: like 1 atom in 500 feet?

Doesn't make sense - so it's probably a plot device - sorry!
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