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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%
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Old May 19 2011, 05:22 AM   #16
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Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

Only if it purifies my DNA and resets my age to 22.
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Old May 19 2011, 07:05 AM   #17
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I think I'd take the shuttle if that were the case! [laugh] I don't even like flying, so why would I let myself be teleported.
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Old May 19 2011, 12:48 PM   #18
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I always assumed it would transfer your consciousness, like preserve your brainwaves but destroy your body... is that true? if so id vote yay, if not nay.
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Old May 19 2011, 01:07 PM   #19
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I think I'd take the shuttle if that were the case! [laugh] I don't even like flying, so why would I let myself be teleported.
AAAAaaaaahhhhhh... that makes perfect sense. You don't like flying. So given a choice between transporting or flying in a shuttle, you would choose flying.




Hey, wait a minute
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Old May 19 2011, 01:51 PM   #20
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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?
I think the only time we saw someone scream during transport was during the malfunction in TMP. Barclay didn't seem to be in any pain when we witnessed him being transported in "Realm of Fear."
What, your brain is concurrently disintegrated so that prevents the pain from registering as a sensation?
Probably. Or the transporter process reduces it to a mild tingly sensation that lasts only a few seconds.
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Old May 19 2011, 02:50 PM   #21
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Re: Transporters Yay/Nay

I'd like to point out that the people who are saying "yes" are all presuming it'll work at 100% efficiency... all those parts made by the lowest bidder. Hell, it doesn't always work in the 24th century, 200 years after its creation. And we're talking about the first one available for public (Human) use.

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Old May 19 2011, 03:02 PM   #22
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I'd like to point out that the people who are saying "yes" are all presuming it'll work at 100% efficiency...
It would have to be, or else it wouldn't be deemed safe for public transport at all.
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Old May 19 2011, 03:04 PM   #23
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The transporter KILLS you and then creates a perfect duplicate of you somewhere else, a duplicate who has every single one of your memories except the moment of your DEATH. That's why people in the Star Trek universe think that transporters are safe. It's because people DIE every time they step onto that thing, but they can't warn anybody.
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Old May 19 2011, 03:10 PM   #24
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I'd like to point out that the people who are saying "yes" are all presuming it'll work at 100% efficiency...
It would have to be, or else it wouldn't be deemed safe for public transport at all.
Two words: The Titanic.

And again... these things don't always work properly in the 24th century.
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Old May 19 2011, 03:22 PM   #25
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The transporter KILLS you and then creates a perfect duplicate of you somewhere else, a duplicate who has every single one of your memories except the moment of your DEATH. That's why people in the Star Trek universe think that transporters are safe. It's because people DIE every time they step onto that thing, but they can't warn anybody.
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Old May 19 2011, 03:25 PM   #26
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I'd like to point out that the people who are saying "yes" are all presuming it'll work at 100% efficiency...
It would have to be, or else it wouldn't be deemed safe for public transport at all.
Two words: The Titanic.
One word: irrelevant.
And again... these things don't always work properly in the 24th century.
They either work or they don't work. When they don't work, nobody goes anywhere.
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Old May 19 2011, 03:32 PM   #27
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They either work or they don't work. When they don't work, nobody goes anywhere.
Tell that to poor Commander Sonak.
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Old May 19 2011, 03:48 PM   #28
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They either work or they don't work. When they don't work, nobody goes anywhere.
Tell that to poor Commander Sonak.
That was a costly operator's error. It would otherwise not have happened at all if someone had been paying attention that the Enterprise's transporter wasn't working right--it's the reason why Kirk boarded the ship by travel pod. Any other time, if the transporter was faulty, no one would be beamed anywhere until it was fixed as was the case both before and after that incident.
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Old May 19 2011, 04:15 PM   #29
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What about Evil Kirk, the Mirror Universe, Sisko, Bashir and Dax who were accidentally transported to the year 2024, by an explosion in a microscopic singularity while passing through the solar system at the time of the beam-out, or how about when most of the command staff of DS9 were tranferred to the Holosuite as holograms, Tuvix, Weyoun 5... just sayin...

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Old May 19 2011, 04:34 PM   #30
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What about Evil Kirk, the Mirror Universe, Sisko, Bashir and Dax who were accidentally transported to the year 2024, by an explosion in a microscopic singularity while passing through the solar system at the time of the beam-out, or how about when most of the command staff of DS9 were tranferred to the Holosuite as holograms, Tuvix, Weyoun 5... just sayin...

Nice try, but those were generally the result of "weird spacey stuff" happening and no one died during those instances except for Weyoun 5 (which appears to have been a deliberate act of murder). Evil Kirk and Tuvix were successfully reintegrated to their original selves. And the transfer of DS9 command staff into a holosuite was done to keep them alive after a runabout explosion.
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