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In Star Trek fiction, you don't actually move upward toward the ceiling like that. "Beam me up" is a bit misleading. You get dematerialized where you are standing (or sitting, I suppose) and then reconstructed on the transporter pad on the ship.
Remember them fading out with the glitter-water effect? No upward motion.
Haha. Funny though.
.....thanks for explaining
Were there ever "transcription errors" like in Crichton's Timeline? Similar concept, but probably a bit more heavy on the quantum physics applications.
One transporter problem that I recall resulted in an officer (Commander Riker) being left on the planet while also materializing on the ship.
The one left behind thought they abandoned him, and he was there alone for years before being discovered.
That's the only one I can think of, haven't seen all of the original series though.
So, basically one of him was yanked from a parallel universe and marooned in the universe that was the context of the show?
No, he just failed to dematerialize on the planet while simultaneously materializing on the ship. Same universe/dimension. One of my favorite episodes!
It's on Netflix, check it out!
Watch out we got a Trekkie fan badass over here.
ROFLMAO, saw this reposted in the chicks' bathroom at the school I work at... XDDD
So much win.