Re: Why didnt they just beam up Reeds communicator?
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
^ What if there had been a crowd gathered round the communicator? Perhaps a group of scientists trying to take it apart and analyze it? Couldn't take that chance.
It disappears in a sparkle of light with no trace remaining. For all the crowd knows the mysterious artifact simply self-destructed.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"