I’ve always thought that the transporter technology in Star Trek wasn’t used for nearly as many applications as it could have been. For instance, why not store the patterns of away-team members while they’re “away”, and if they don’t make it back just re-materialize them from their beam-out pattern? It would sure cut down on the casualty rate (and the drama as well, I suppose). Anyway, here’s another possible usage that, to the best of my knowledge, no one has ever thought of before. Enjoy!
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