Poll Picard Show Transwarp beaming?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by F. King Daniel, Mar 15, 2019.

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Should The Picard Show feature Transwarp Beaming?

  1. Yes!

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. No, pretend it doesn't exist

    20 vote(s)
    71.4%
  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Of course it doesn't really make sense, but it makes more sense than the old "matter-to-energy" idea. A single gram of matter contains about as much energy as was released by the Hiroshima bomb. Converting a 70-kg human to energy and firing that energy at a planet would basically be a WMD attack.
     
  2. Annorax849

    Annorax849 Commander Red Shirt

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    I don’t remember exactly how “Harrison” used it, but maybe it could be explained that it required Borg technoloy + Scotty.
     
  3. Kor

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    He had a portable device.

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  4. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yep. Section 31 had confiscated his/Old Spock's formula and were using it with portable transporter devices.

    The novelization by Alan Dean Foster fudges it by saying he beamed to the moon and used a larger transporter there, but the movie makes it pretty clear it's one teleport. And why not? As Christopher pointed out above, many Aliens of the Week in TOS had similar technology, as well as the Dominion and 24th century Starfleet (although perhaps not quite the 140ly range of Into Darkness)