Mario de Monti wrote:
Does anybody else wish they had used the transporter a lot less on TOS.
It seems that the transporter would be more convienent but of course countless times they are cut off from the ship and have no food, water, weapons, supplies or a base to operate from.
I love that aspect of "Galileo Seven' and "Metamorphosis'.
I feel the same way. Always had a soft spot for the shuttle and the few instances when they used it this way are among my favorite Trek moments.
And using the shuttle also makes sense in-universe. When you want to leave a survey or science team on a planet, but the "mother ship" has to be elsewhere, as a captain IŽd want my planet-team based in a shuttle, rather then just beaming them down. A shuttle would serve them as shelter and a base of operations and they could also use it to visit and explore different places on the planet or even leave it when necessary.
Agreed. I always thought it was cool in ENT and DS9 when they used shuttles/runabouts frequently.