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.
"Just give me two seconds, alright, you mad bastard!" - Montgomery Scott, Star Trek Into Darkness