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Old April 16 2013, 09:44 PM   #357
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Re: Janeway's Decision to Kill Tuvix

MacLeod wrote: View Post
Yes but how many transporter accidents result in the creation of a new lifeform?
Meh. There's usually some new twist. It's still just a transporter accident, not anything worth tossing out years of canon over.

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accepted as canon that mid-transport accidents result in the victim being held in a sort of stasis?
Does that look like stasis to you? Becuase that sure as hell looks like horrible death to me.
Actually, most of that clip showed people in stasis. So, yes, it looked like stasis to me. Notice how the crew didn't immediately assume their crewmates were dead when the transporter began to fail. They worked up until the last moment and only stopped when they were faced with mutilated corpses.

Transporter accidents in Trek are usually problems to be solved. Sure, there's the occasional fatality, but there are too many transporter accident survivors to believe that these situations are irreversible. If death were certain, we'd never have had entire episodes devoted to transporter malfunctions.
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