Review of chapter "Molecule by Molecule" from bradsan
I always had the same thought as Willow has. If you think about it. It's way creepy but on the other hand. I'm thinking that it was some cylinder that keep the others apart from each other. Otherwise it could happen. You see it when they are beamed up. But still creepy. But the same goes by some portals (not all)and there are no cylinders to keep everything apart.
So I'm done and content that you wrote this series
Review By [bradsan
] • Date [29 Dec 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Molecule by Molecule" from RevDorothyL
Ah, it's nice to hear 'the classics' again (vintage Spock-McCoy squabbling, with transporter safety rant on the side).
Review By [RevDorothyL
] • Date [18 Aug 12] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Molecule by Molecule" from AllenPitt
People have had problems with this all through all shows. In NG they even did a huge ret-con and decided that they were NOT tearing people apart & reassembling them. Note episode where somebody claims to see some alien beings during transport, and they do a whole "oh yeah, you're traveling through a dimension while still 'whole' etc).
Comments from author:
I'm going to have to disagree. While I'm definitely not the final authority on Star Trek, I have been a fan for pretty much my entire life (according to my mother, my first movie as a baby was Star Trek: The Voyage Home XD), and so far as I have always been aware, transportation is dis-assembly at the origin site at the molecular level and re-assembly at the arrival point. In fact, the 'stream' of transportation is referred to as a 'matter stream' and the person or object being transported is a 'pattern' stored in the 'pattern buffer.' Also, there is the talk of 'degradation of the pattern' that can poorly effect the results of the person/object being transported. At the end of a successful transport, the person/object being transported is 're-materialized.' I believe the technology is referred to in this manner in all four series that I have seen, TOS, TNG, DS9, and VOY. There are also specific instances where the 'pattern' of the person/object being transported is changed at the molecular level, which implies dis-assembly and re-assembly; Riker being duplicated, Tuvok and Neelix being merged, and Chakotay even mentions re-materializing without his clothes once. Lastly, and especially, this story is based strictly out of TOS, and McCoy's biggest complaint about the transporter technology was exactly that- dis-assembly and re-assembly by machine. Even if the technology changed during TNG, it wouldn't affect this story.
I will say that I checked my own memory against Memory Alpha's wiki page on transporters after reading your review, and I wasn't able to find any reference to moving through another dimension.
Review By [AllenPitt
] • Date [16 Aug 12] • Not Rated