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Old May 13 2013, 11:43 PM   #46
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Re: Transporters in the nuVerse [SPOILERS]

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What I have a much bigger problem with is the OP's suggestion that there is something in the film about not being able to beam up when beaming down happens without a hitch! The transporter has never been asymmetric like that. Of course, it could be, and by all rights should be, but it isn't. The transporter room guy needs a clear image of what is at the other end, and if he can't see it well enough to beam it up, he can't send anybody down "blind", either.
I haven't seen the new film and I haven't read all the spoilers, so I don't know what this issue is in the new film.

However, there was beam down/up asymmetry in The Cage. Landing parties beamed down together, but they came up one at a time, as evidently they had to.

So, the idea of asymmetry was present in the first pilot.
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