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Myriad Universes: transporter
Transporter in use (TOS 05)

Transporter in use (TOS 05)
First Appearance TOS 05 (8 Sep 1966)

The transporter, sometimes called a "materializer,"[1] was a device that allowed near-instantaneous travel from one point to another.[2] On Stardate 1329.8, Doctor McCoy admitted that he "never trusted" the device.[3]

The cycle of the transporter aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 under Captain Pike took approximately 30 seconds from the beginning of the dematerialization process to the end of the rematerialization process at the destination,[2] a dramatic improvement over the original transporter created by Emory Erickson in the 22nd century. According to Erickson, the transporter took 90 seconds, during which time he claimed he could feel himself being dematerialized.[4]

During the Battle of the Binary Stars, the U.S.S. Shenzhou NCC-1227 was unable to fire weapons, but used the transporter to beam the warhead of a photon torpedo into the body of a Klingon corpse before it was retrieved and brought aboard the Sarcophagus ship, where it detonated, crippling the Klingon vessel.[5]

On Stardate 3113.2, the Enterprise accidentally traveled back in time to 1967. While returning, they discovered that it was possible to beam a person into the body of their past self, merging the two into a single being.[6] By the 29th century, this was a common practice used by the Temporal Integrity Commission, and was referred to as "reintegration."[7]

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