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Old June 15 2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Have You Ever Seen One?

According to Memory-Alpha, Romulan transporter beams are supposed to dissolve in a green sparkle. Now we've all seen Klingon transporter beams and Cardassian ones too. But in all my time watching Star Trek, I'll be darned if I've ever seen an honest to goodness Romulan transporter beam. And I'm not including the Reman one in Nemesis.

Have you ever seen one?
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Old June 15 2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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Off the top of my head, DS9's "Improbable Cause". Toward the end Odo and Garak's runabout is confronted by a warbird and boarded by two Romulan soldiers.
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Old June 15 2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Old June 15 2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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Well I guess that answers my question. Thanks guys.
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Old June 15 2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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^No problem.

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Old June 15 2013, 10:36 PM   #6
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I wonder how those different races make their transporters match their prefered design colours.
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Old June 15 2013, 10:49 PM   #7
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^Food coloring.

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Old June 15 2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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Each transporter system probably has a technological component that's similar but still unique to each civilization.

Or it's food coloring.
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Old June 15 2013, 11:08 PM   #9
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Each transporter system probably has a technological component that's similar but still unique to each civilization.
I just think it's interesting that each race has a transporter hue that matches the color scheme most people would associate with that race. But I suspect that's the point.

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Old June 16 2013, 03:04 AM   #10
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I'm going to go with food colouring.

Maybe people coming out of transporters taste different depending on which type of transporter they use...
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Old June 16 2013, 05:04 AM   #11
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Or maybe they all taste like chicken....
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Old June 16 2013, 01:51 PM   #12
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The Romluan transporter effect always looked pretty uninspirational to me. Of all the effects I prefer the gold-ish transporter sparkles of the Cardassian transporter.

Not a traditional transporter, but I also love the effect of the Ansata inverter from "The High Ground". It really looks like a rip in space and has a nice forceful quality to it.
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Old June 17 2013, 02:03 AM   #13
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Hmm. I never thought of a favorite transporter effect.

The Original Series effect does hold a special place in my heart though.

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Old June 17 2013, 07:29 AM   #14
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Old June 17 2013, 11:31 AM   #15
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Must have been a fun meeting where all the Alpha Quadrant races sat down to argue what colour the transporter and phasers would be for each species.

"I'm having red phasers!"

"No, I'm having red phasers! You can have a purple & yellow transporter beam with sparkles!"

The Cardassians must have turned up late that's why they originally ended up with Pink phasers!

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