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A transporter is a fictional teleportation machine used in the Star Trek universe. Transporters convert a person or object into an energy pattern a process called dematerializationthen "beam" it to a target, where it is reconverted into matter rematerialization.
The term "transporter accident" is a catch-all term for when a person or object does not rematerialize correctly. According to The Making of Star TrekStar Trek creator Gene Roddenberry 's original plan did not include transporters, instead calling for characters to land Enterprise B Deflector Beam - Dennis McCarthy - Star Trek Generations - Original Motion Picture Soun starship itself.
However, this would have required unfeasible and unaffordable sets and model filming, as well as episode running time spent while landing, taking off, etc. The shuttlecraft was the next idea, but when filming Waarom - Erik Van Neygen - Eriks Beste Deel 2, the full-sized shooting model was not ready. The transporter special effect, before being done using computer animationwas created by turning a slow-motion camera upside down and photographing some backlit shiny grains of aluminium powder that were dropped between the camera and a black background.
According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manualthe three touch-sensitive Biting Bullets - INXS - Listen Like Thieves bars on the Enterprise -D's transporter console were an homage to the three sliders used on the duotronic transporter console on the original Enterprise in The Original Series.
In Augustphysicist Michio Kaku predicted in Discovery Channel Magazine that a teleportation device similar to those in Star Trek would be invented within years. To meet the information storage and transmission requirements would require current computing capabilities to continue improve by a factor of 10 to times per decade for to years.
Emory Erickson, who also became the first human to be successfully transported. Although the Enterprise NX has a transporter, the crew does not routinely use it for Warping - Death Grips - Bottomless Pit biological organisms. Captain Jonathan Archer once said that he wouldn't even put his dog through it.
Instead, they generally prefer using shuttlepods or other means of transportation unless no other means of transportation are possible or feasible. The Enterprise B Deflector Beam - Dennis McCarthy - Star Trek Generations - Original Motion Picture Soun is rare; in " The Andorian Incident ", the Andorianstechnologically far superior to Starfleet in many regards, are explicitly stated not to possess the technology, and in " Chosen Realm ", a group of alien religious extremists who hijack the ship is unaware of it to the point that when Archer, choosing himself after their leader insists on sacrificing a crew member, claims that the device disintegrates matter rather than teleporting it, he is unhesitatingly taken at his word.
The crew aboard the 23rd century USS Enterprise frequently use the transporter. According to the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode " Homefront ", Starfleet Academy cadets receive transporter rations, and the Sisko family once used a transporter to move furniture into a new home.
Despite its frequent use, characters such as Leonard McCoy and Katherine Pulaski are reluctant to use the transporter, as the characters express in the Next Generation episodes " Encounter at Farpoint " and " Unnatural Selection ", respectively. Reginald Barclay expresses his outright fear of transporting in " Realm of Enterprise B Deflector Beam - Dennis McCarthy - Star Trek Generations - Original Motion Picture Soun ".
The television series and films do not go into great detail about transporter technology. The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual claims that the devices transport objects in real time, accurate to the quantum level.
The episode "Realm of Fear" specifies the length of a transport under unusual circumstances would last " This calculates the length of a typical transport as between 2 and 2. Heisenberg compensators remove uncertainty from the subatomic measurements, making transporter travel feasible. Further technology involved in transportation include a computer pattern buffer to enable a degree of leeway in the process.
When asked "How does the Heisenberg compensator work? The TOS episode " Obsession " however, appears to indicate that the transporters' maximum range, during that time period in Star Trek history, is actually around 30, kilometers.
The TNG episode " Bloodlines " features a dangerous and experimental " subspace transporter" capable of interstellar distances and the Dominion had the ability to transport over great distances DS9 : " Covenant ". The 40,kilometer Enterprise B Deflector Beam - Dennis McCarthy - Star Trek Generations - Original Motion Picture Soun is also referenced in ENT : " Daedalus ".
Whenever a person or object is transported, the machine creates a memory file of the pattern. This has been used at least once in every Star Trek series to revert people adversely affected by a transport to their original state. Inhibitors prevent a transporter beam from "locking on" to whatever the device is attached. Scramblers distort the pattern that is in transit, literally scrambling the Bis Ans Ende Der Welt - Purple Schulz - Die Singles 84-92 upon rematerialization, resulting in the destruction of inanimate objects and killing living beings by rematerializing them as masses of random tissue; this was gruesomely demonstrated in the DS9 episode " The Darkness and the Light ".
In the TNG episode, " The Schizoid Man ", a "long-range" or "near-warp" transport was required as a transporter beam cannot penetrate a warp field. In the Star Trek Enterprise B Deflector Beam - Dennis McCarthy - Star Trek Generations - Original Motion Picture Soun Kirk and Scotty beam aboard while the Enterprise is traveling at warp, however, the movie takes place in an alternate continuity, thus not affecting the Prime Continuity used in all previous media and the Star Trek Online computer game.
To deposit an away team on the planet Gravesworld while at the same time responding to a distress signal, the Enterprise would only drop out of warp 633 Squadron - Various - Break-Through - An Introduction To Studio 2 Stereo just long enough to energize the transporter beam.
Geordi La Forge personally performed the delicate operation, which involved compensating for the ship's relativistic motion. After materializing, Deanna Troi commented that for a moment she thought she was trapped in a nearby wall, to which Worf replied, "For a moment, you were. In his book The Physics of Star Trekafter explaining the difference between transporting information and transporting the actual atoms, Krauss notes that "The Star Trek writers seem never to have got it exactly clear what they want the transporter to do.
Does the transporter send the atoms and the bits, or just the bits? Krauss elaborates that: "If the transporter carries both the matter stream and the information signal, this splitting phenomenon is impossible. The number of atoms you end up with has to be the same as the number you began with.
There is no possible way to replicate people in this manner. On the other hand, if only the information were beamed up, one could imagine combining it with atoms that might be stored aboard a starship and making as many copies as you wanted of an individual. Elvis Presley - The Historic Collection from external influences causing disruptions in the normal operations of transporters, the technology itself has been known to fail on occasion, causing serious injury or usually death to those being transported.
This was demonstrated in Star Trek's film debut, Star Trek: The Motion Picture when a malfunction in the transporter sensor circuits resulted in insufficient signal being present at the Enterprise end to successfully rematerialize the two subjects, and Starfleet was unable to pull them back to where they had dematerialized from. The transporter system attempted to rematerialize what little signal was available, and despite the efforts of Kirk and Scottythe system failed and both subjects vanished from the transporter pad.
Kirk, visibly shaken by what he had witnessed asked, "Starfleet, do you have them? By the time of The Next Generationtransporter technology has advanced considerably, meaning that accidents are now remote, if not near impossible. In the episode " Realm of Fear ", Geordi La Forge states that there have been no more than two or three transporter accidents in the preceding 10 years.
Reference is also made to the advancement of transporter technology in the same episode, where Chief O'Brien states that each individual transporter pad has four redundant scanners whereby in the event a scanner fails the other three will take over, and that he has never lost anyone having been a transporter operator for over twenty years.
In " Rascals ", several adult Enterprise crew members were beamed off a shuttle and re materialized as children still in their adult sized clothing, the incoming "matter stream" had a commensurate drop in mass, the operator had initially thought the reduction in mass meant "we may have lost one".
In the Voyager episode " Tuvix ", a transporter accident combines both the physical and behavioral aspects of Lt. Tuvok and Neelix into a single being wearing a melange of each other's clothing. Notably, Tuvix was of equal mass of both Tuvok and Neelix combined. When they were later separated, Neelix and Tuvok were both wearing Starfleet uniforms.
While several characters have asserted that transporters cannot transport through a ship's shields or planetary defense shields, there are instances of this "rule" being broken through a technobabble solution TNG : " The Wounded ", DS9 : " Trials and Tribble-ations " or disregarded by the show's writers Voyager : " Caretaker ". The non-canon TNG Technical Manual describes how a starship may create "windows" in the shield geometry through which a transporter beam may propagate at the expense of creating weak spots in the vessel's defensive field.
Kirk and Lieutenant Saavik carry on a conversation during rematerialization. Gillian Taylor jumps into Kirk's transporter beam during dematerialization, and rematerializes without any apparent ill effects.
This is probably due to the "annular confinement beam", a component of the transporter mentioned in the various television episodes which serves to keep patterns separate from one another. In the same film, Mr. Spock is beamed onto a cloaked ship while walking. According to the TNG Technical Manualthe transporter cannot move antimatterbut in the Voyager episode " Dark Frontier " Voyager transported a live photon torpedo equipped with antimatter onto a Borg ship.
Also in TOS episode " Obsession " Kirk and a fellow crewman beam down to the surface of a planet with an antimatter bomb.
In the original series, beaming to and from the transporter chamber was a necessity. Spock and Scotty had said that doing a site-to-site transport, as they are referred to on the show, on board the ship could be risky.
They could beam into a deck or other inanimate object and get stuck there. However, there are apparently safeguards in place to prevent people from being beamed into hostile environments such as under water and into lava pits, although it is possible to override this safety feature; for example, in the TOS episode " And the Children Shall Lead ", two security guards are beamed into open space.
In the following series, however, the transporter room seems to become mostly obsolete, the actual equipment notwithstanding. Characters are shown activating the transporter from ordinary consoles and beaming from place to place without apparent trouble. The main operator can likewise send those in transport anywhere with ease for example, in the Voyager episode " In the Flesh ", a medical console is used to transport a body from the morgue to the surgical bay. A possible explanation for this is put forward in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manualwhere such site-to-site transports would probably use twice as much energy as would be required for transport to or from the transporter room itself, since the subject would have to be beamed to the transporter, stored, then shunted to their destination.
In addition, the six circles on the platform are generally used as targets for the subjects to stand on, but they do not appear to represent any limitation of the hardware to six or fewer people.
People have been transported carrying others, in a coffin style transport, as well as animals, hay, and various inanimate objects.
Dialogue in Deep Space Nine indicates the existence of portable transporters, but these are never seen. The Next Generation episode " Timescape " features emergency transporter armbands, although these may have served only to activate a remote transporter.
To Enterprise B Deflector Beam - Dennis McCarthy - Star Trek Generations - Original Motion Picture Soun things more, Star Trek: Nemesis featured the prototype "emergency transport unit". Tom Paris uses a portable transporter in the Voyager episode " Non Sequitur ". For special effects reasons, in TOSpeople generally appear immobilized during transport, with the exception of Kirk in the episode " That Which Survives ".
However, by TNGcharacters can move within the confines of the transporter beam while being transported, although this is rarely shown. Persons being transported are at least sometimes able to perceive the functioning of the transporter while they are in transit. As soon as he successfully materializes, Scotty asks the transporter operator with concern, "What's the matter with that thing?
Some species do not use transporter technology for a variety of reasons. It seems that was due to the symbiont being detected and removed by the transporter technology as an infestation in the host. Odan, the Trill host in this episode, is reluctant to say why he will not travel this way, and it only becomes apparent that he is carrying a symbiont when he is later injured. All the crew of the Enterprise react as if they have had no contact with this species before. It later becomes apparent that joined Trill have been working in the Federation for some time.
The famous catchphrase " Beam me up, Scotty " Enterprise B Deflector Beam - Dennis McCarthy - Star Trek Generations - Original Motion Picture Soun to the transporter device, which was often operated by chief engineer Montgomery Scott during the original series. The phrase was never uttered by anyone in the original series, although the lines "Scotty, beam us up" and "Beam me up" were spoken by Captain Kirk in that series.
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