RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,092
Posts: 5,399,286
Members: 24,737
Currently online: 488
Newest member: jonjps246

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Retro Watches
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

New DS9 eBook To Debut
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Trek Ice Cube Maker and Shot Glasses
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

City on the Edge of Forever #3 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

TV Alert: Shatner TNG Documentary
By: T'Bonz on Aug 25

Forbes Cast In Powers
By: T'Bonz on Aug 22


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Welcome to the Trek BBS! > General Trek Discussion

General Trek Discussion Trek TV and cinema subjects not related to any specific series or movie.

View Poll Results: Would you step onboard the transporter pad?
No thanks, I'll take the bus 24 55.81%
Thought you'd never ask! 19 44.19%
Voters: 43. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old May 18 2011, 08:49 PM   #1
Butters
Captain
 
Butters's Avatar
 
Location: The Summerland
Transporters Yay/Nay

So you're at the technology fair and on display is the world's first teleport, Star Trek style. As we all know, it scans the original, destroying it in the process, and reconstitutes it elsewhere. Lots of people are trying it out and they all seem unharmed by the experience. You're offered a trip to anywhere and back again. What do you say?
Butters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18 2011, 08:54 PM   #2
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

Hell no.
__________________
"I tell you what you all need, you need to take a thirteenth step, down off your high horse." - Hank Hill, King of the Hill
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18 2011, 09:11 PM   #3
Distorted Humor
Fleet Captain
 
Distorted Humor's Avatar
 
Location: Z'ha'dum
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

Nope, but I would figure out how to split the stream so to speak so another copy is created elsewhere. Tom Riker will not be alone. That, and I would be afraid of something like Whipping star happening....
__________________
In the Marmalade forest (forest), between the make believe trees, in a cottage cheese cottage! Lives Albie, (Albie,) Albie, (Albie,) Albie the Racist Dragon...
Distorted Humor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18 2011, 09:14 PM   #4
C.E. Evans
Vice Admiral
 
C.E. Evans's Avatar
 
Location: Saint Louis (aka Defiance)
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

Yes. The person who emerges at the end of the process will still be me in every way that counts--same looks, memories, beliefs, and skills. It'd be a different story if that wasn't the case, but otherwise I don't have a problem being dematerialized in one place and rematerialized somewhere else. The cells in my body now aren't the same ones I was born with anyway...
__________________
"Everybody wants to rule the world..."
C.E. Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18 2011, 09:26 PM   #5
Timo
Admiral
 
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

..I won't mind having my suddenly truncated life continued by my identical twin. Especially if the teleporter really takes me "anywhere" and back, rather than just a few thousand kilometers away like its Trek counterpart. With suitable protection, I'd love to do a quick tour of the various highlights of our own solar system, then take a trip to somewhere spectacular and distant like the place in "Where No One Has Gone Before".

Timo Saloniemi
Timo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18 2011, 09:36 PM   #6
Rom's Sehlat
Fleet Captain
 
Rom's Sehlat's Avatar
 
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

I would be one of the people who want its testing to proceed, but I would wait for thousands of people to go through it before me.
Rom's Sehlat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18 2011, 11:02 PM   #7
scotpens
Vice Admiral
 
scotpens's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

Before stepping onto that thing, I'd make damn sure there wasn't a fly within a hundred feet of me.
__________________
“All the universe or nothingness. Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?”
scotpens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 18 2011, 11:33 PM   #8
SchwEnt
Fleet Captain
 
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

I know it's never been shown to be true in ST.
But you know what? I bet it HURTS to be transported.

Your body is dematerialized while you're conscious.
How can it NOT hurt?

What, your brain is concurrently disintegrated so that prevents the pain from registering as a sensation?
And what of the after effects?
SchwEnt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2011, 01:28 AM   #9
Hawku
Lieutenant Commander
 
Hawku's Avatar
 
Location: Canada
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

I'd try it, but I'd need a few drinks first.
__________________
Star Trek: Phoenix-X
Hawku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2011, 02:36 AM   #10
Tiberius
Commodore
 
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

As long as whatever comes out the other end isn't me, I won't. Even if it's an exact copy of me, I won't.
Tiberius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2011, 02:37 AM   #11
Colonel Midnight
Vice Admiral
 
Colonel Midnight's Avatar
 
Location: Colonel Midnight
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

It wouldn't a transporter thread unless we have this wonderful quote from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

I teleported home one night
With Ron and Sid and Meg.
Ron stole Meggie's heart away
And I got Sidney's leg.


Cheers,
-CM-
__________________
FOReWARneD is Forearmed.

0 registered and 0 anonymous users are browsing this forum.
Colonel Midnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2011, 02:51 AM   #12
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

We have seen in "Realm of Fear" that a person's consciousness continues unharmed throughout the transport process, so I don't see the downside here. You don't die and get replaced by a duplicate of you; your *body* is duplicated, but your mind - soul, if it were - stays the same.
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2011, 02:54 AM   #13
BillJ
Admiral
 
BillJ's Avatar
 
Location: Covington, Ky.
View BillJ's Twitter Profile
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
We have seen in "Realm of Fear" that a person's consciousness continues unharmed throughout the transport process, so I don't see the downside here. You don't die and get replaced by a duplicate of you; your *body* is duplicated, but your mind - soul, if it were - stays the same.
Which makes no sense. The thing essentially disintegrates you.
__________________
"I tell you what you all need, you need to take a thirteenth step, down off your high horse." - Hank Hill, King of the Hill
BillJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2011, 02:56 AM   #14
Mr. Laser Beam
Fleet Admiral
 
Mr. Laser Beam's Avatar
 
Location: The visitor's bullpen
View Mr. Laser Beam's Twitter Profile
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

^ Well, if you get right down to it, NO part of the transporter makes sense in a scientific way. But we have to go with what they show us.
__________________
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed, the hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning. It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
Mr. Laser Beam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 19 2011, 04:54 AM   #15
sbk1234
Rear Admiral
 
sbk1234's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles
Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

I sure as hell wouldn't be one of the first on that damn thing. Maybe after a few hundred thousand have safely gone through...
__________________
In all the history of the world, a riot has NEVER broken out at a Sci-Fi convention.

"It's a fucking TV show!" - Gary Lockwood
sbk1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.