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Old 04-13-2016, 11:18 PM
Senegoid Senegoid is offline
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The in-story explanation that the transporter is a found device from an alien civilization is lame. Scotty is seen, in several episodes, doing repair work on a malfunctioning transporter. I can't imagine that if the transporter were just a mysterious black box.

(ETA: Unless Scotty himself was an alien who came, in some preserved form, with the black box, and the Federation scientists somehow managed to "thaw" him.)

Last edited by Senegoid; 04-13-2016 at 11:19 PM.