Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
The risk of somebody seeing the communicator disappear into thin air would be much greater than sending crewmembers in, undercover, who might be able to grab the communicator and get away without anyone noticing. The fact that it got more complicated doesn't change the fact that the risk that it would do so was less.
But as ArcherNX01
has pointed out, so what if someone did
? Anyone who claimed to have seen it vanish into thin air would just be accused of stealing or losing it. Look at what happened to Doc Silberman in T3
- he saw the T-1000 in action with his own eyes, and still
managed to more or less convince himself he'd been delusional at the time.