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Would Transporters Ever Replace Ships

TrekFan1701E

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 2:01 pm

Would Trek tech ever get so sophisticated that the Transporter would replace Starships? I guess you would still need them for defense? I know Enterprise touched on this one in that Dadelous episode.

tribblenator999

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 7:31 pm

nope. Transporters will have a limited range. Even in the 31st century they need starships to house the transporters to send people through time through distances that the transporter can't reach.

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 7:39 pm

Space is still an extremely large place. I don't think transporters will ever be able to replace ships as a means of transportation.

sonofspock1

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 8:26 pm

Maybe some nonsense like Transwarp Beaming...

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BrotherofShran01

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 8:37 pm

Maybe. There are possibilities. Consider the TOS episode Assignment Earth. Gary Seven was transported a long way with a transporter.

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Captain's log. Using the lightspeed breakaway factor, the Enterprise has moved back through time to the twentieth century. We are now in extended orbit around Earth, using our ship's deflector shields to remain unobserved. Our mission, historical research. We are monitoring Earth communications to find out how our planet survived desperate problems in the year 1968.

[Bridge]

(The ship rocks as if being hit by something.)
KIRK: Alert status. Force shields on maximum. Leslie, begin sensor scan.

SPOCK [OC]: Transporter room to Captain.

[Transporter room]

KIRK [OC]: Kirk here. What's happening?

SPOCK: It appears we have accidentally intercepted someone's transporter beam, Captain.

[Bridge]

SPOCK [OC]: It's incredibly powerful.

KIRK: It's impossible. The twentieth century had no such

[Transporter room]

SPOCK: Captain, something is beaming aboard this vessel.

[Bridge]

KIRK: I'll be right there.

[Transporter room]

SPOCK: The beam is originating at least one thousand light years away.

SCOTT: No transporter beam can reach that far, not even in our century.

(Kirk enters.)

KIRK: Something is shaking us apart.

SCOTT: It's locked, it's locked our circuits wide open.

(One of the transporter pads has activated.)

KIRK: You're right. Something is beaming aboard.
(It's a man in a dark suit, holding a black cat. He steps down from the platform and speaks calmly.)

SEVEN: Why have you intercepted me?

KIRK: Security.

SECURITY [OC]: Security.

KIRK: Transporter room, on the double.

SECURITY [OC]: On our way, sir.

SEVEN: Please identify yourselves.

KIRK: This is the United Spaceship Enterprise. I'm Captain Kirk, commanding.

SEVEN: (to the cat) Yes, I heard him, Isis. We're aboard a space vessel. From what planet?

KIRK: Earth.

SEVEN: That's impossible. In this time period, there weren't (notices Spock) Humans with a Vulcan? You're from the future, Captain. You're going to have to beam me down to Earth immediately.

(Security arrive.)

KIRK: Phasers on stun.

SEVEN: Careful, Isis. All right. Captain Kirk. My name is Gary Seven. I am a human being from the twentieth century. I was on my way

KIRK: Humans of the twentieth century do not go beaming around the galaxy, Mister Seven.

SEVEN: I've been living on another planet far more advanced. I was beaming to Earth when you intercepted me.

KIRK: The location of that planet?

SEVEN: They wish their existence kept secret. Even in your time, it will remain unknown.

SCOTT: It's impossible to hide a whole planet.

SEVEN: Impossible for you, not for them. Captain Kirk, I am of this time period. You are not. You interfere with me with what I have to do there, and you'll change history. You'll destroy the Earth and probably yourselves, too.

Holberg

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 11:19 am

The palnet to this day still remains far from human sight. Will Mr. Sevens  planet ever be reveild. Stay tuned for future up dates.
And that's the way it is Dec. 22 2009
Good night and good news.
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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 4:43 pm

Not unless we can create our own "Iconian Gates".

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 5:25 pm

Quote (Kdbtrekkin @ Dec. 22 2009, 4:43 pm)
Not unless we can create our own "Iconian Gates".

:idea:  :bugout:  :question:  :question:  :question:

tribblenator999

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 7:52 pm

Quote (sonofspock1 @ Dec. 21 2009, 8:26 pm)
Maybe some nonsense like Transwarp Beaming...

:laugh:

transwarp beaming is cool.  I mean being able to beam on a ship light years away while at warp is just shocking.

BrotherofShran01

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 8:37 pm

Quote (Holberg @ Dec. 22 2009, 5:25 pm)
Quote (Kdbtrekkin @ Dec. 22 2009, 4:43 pm)
Not unless we can create our own "Iconian Gates".

:idea: ¿:bugout: ¿:question: ¿:question: ¿:question:

TNG info

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The Iconian gateway was a technology developed by the ancient Iconians, whose underlying principles remain well beyond Federation science. The gateway allowed instantaneous travel over enormous distances, at least 70,000 light years. Physically the gateway appeared literally as a "door", either suspended in space or surrounded by a frame, through which was the destination. An individual could simply step through the gateway as they would an ordinary door and emerge on the other side. The gateway network allowed the Iconians to travel throughout the galaxy without the use of starships.

Only two Iconian gateways were known to have survived the destruction of the Iconian civilization, both of which were later destroyed. The first was found in 2365 inside the only remaining structure on the surface of Iconia, and was accidentally activated by Lieutenant Commander Data as he was investigating the Iconian controls. The gateway apparently acquired possible destinations automatically, including the USS Enterprise-D and the IRW Haakona. The Enterprise away team used the gateway to escape, destroying the facility behind them to prevent it from falling into Romulan hands. (TNG: "Contagion")




LtPondwater9

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Report this Dec. 23 2009, 1:34 am

I was thinking about the Iconian Gateways as well. Even with extremely long range transporters like the Dominion has, it wouldn't replace ships.

EnterpriseSovereign

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Report this Dec. 24 2009, 6:37 am

Indeed, just as even had it worked, the Soliton Wave would never replace warp nacelles as a means of propulsion :logical:

Holberg

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Report this Dec. 24 2009, 1:54 pm

> id="QUOTE"> border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">>>Quote (Holberg @ Dec. 22 2009, 5:25 pm)> id="QUOTE"> border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">>>Quote (Kdbtrekkin @ Dec. 22 2009, 4:43 pm)> id="QUOTE">Not unless we can create our own "Iconian Gates".
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:idea: ?:bugout: ?:question: ?:question: ?:question:

TNG info

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chr3335

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Report this Dec. 24 2009, 4:35 pm

they would have to replace them with stargates

Holberg

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Report this Dec. 25 2009, 11:19 pm

This looks a little like one  :laugh:
Two posts up /\  :eyesroll:

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