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Old July 26 2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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Re: What Was Scotty Doing There?

And why doesn't the space-dock have a transporter facility on site? Needing to beam to a separate trailing facility then shuttling over to the dock, and vice versa, is really, really, really silly.

At 2:29 in the following clip a gantry, (similar to these becomes visible which would be a logical place to house a transporter.

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Scotty was there waiting for him for the same reason as my complaint above - to give Scotty a reason to take Kirk, (and us) on a fly around tour of the new design. And to a lesser degree, so they could have their little talk.
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