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Old August 30 2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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Re: Any mixed feelings about the transporter?

Timo wrote: View Post
In TOS, you absolutely had to be there for at least one end of the trip. We see this in "Cloud Minders": Kirk's crew kidnaps Plasus from his dwellings and moves him to the Troglyte mines, but the hapless High Advisor had to be briefly materialized on the transporter platform in between.

Probably in TNG, the ability to beam "site-to-site" still stretches the resources of the transporter somewhat, and 90% of beamings benefit from the use of the platforms.
This is the most likely explanation. I always thought it was cool when they used the site to site transport.
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