Re: Transporters in everyday life
The reference was in DS9, season 3, "Explorers". Ben was relating to Jake a story of being homesick while away at the Academy. He used up a month's worth of transporter credits (in less than a month, apparently).
I thought it was from the Homefront/Paradise Lost story, with Sisko's dad remembering Ben using up the month's worth of transporter credits.
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