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Old August 27 2013, 03:51 PM   #8
Re: Any mixed feelings about the transporter?

Of course, the average landing party could have an even more substantial base established via transporter. Rather than haul down unnecessary tons of warp or impulse propulsion along with a fancy hut, the team could land with just the hut. Or with a fortress, or a drilling rig, as needed. And with hiking gear, hovercycles or a tank division, if mobility were needed and the mothership had to depart. Although probably one could also beam down a transporter, eliminating the need for vehicles.

Using spacecraft to haul that stuff down and back up again would be a bottleneck in both in-universe and on-stage terms...

Timo Saloniemi
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