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A '''site-to-site transport''' is a special type of [[transporter|transport]] where the object or person being transported is transported from one site directly to another, neither site being a [[transporter platform]]. A site-to-site transport is accomplished by first transferring the transporter's target from the site of origin to the [[pattern buffer]] of the transporter, in the same manner as the usual "beam in" procedure; instead of being routed to a transporter platform, however, the matter stream is diverted to a second site, in a similar procedure to a conventional "beam out".
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A '''site-to-site transport''' was a special type of [[transporter|transport]] in which an object or person was transported from one site directly to another, neither site being a [[transporter platform]]. A site-to-site transport was accomplished by first transferring the transporter's target from the site of origin to the [[pattern buffer]] of the transporter, in the same manner as the usual "beam in" procedure; instead of being routed to a transporter platform, however, the matter stream was diverted to a second site, in a similar procedure to a conventional "beam out". ({{TNG|Brothers}})
 
Site-to-site transportation is very resource intensive. It consumes twice the energy of a conventional transport (since it is effectively two consecutive transport maneuvers), and requires twice the time in the pattern buffer. It is very useful, however, when time is critical (for example, when a casualty needs immediate attention in sick bay, site-to-site transportation is almost invariably used) or other unusual circumstances. On the other hand, it is almost never used in emergency evacuations of large groups because it would effectively halve the capacity of the transporter system. ({{TNG|Brothers}})
 
   
 
===Notable uses===
 
===Notable uses===
* While on Earth in [[1986]], [[Montgomery Scott]] utilized site-to-site transport capabilities on board a [[Klingon Bird-of-Prey]] to transport an away team directly from the elevator of a hospital facility to just outside where the ship was parked. Technically, this is the chronological first known utilization of this technology. ({{film|4}})
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* While on Earth in [[1986]], [[Montgomery Scott]] utilized site-to-site transport capabilities on board a [[Klingon Bird-of-Prey]] to transport an [[away team]] directly from the elevator of a hospital facility to just outside where the ship was parked. Technically, this was the chronological first known utilization of this technology. ({{film|4}})
   
* In [[2268]], [[Montgomery Scott]] transported [[Tepo]] directly from his headquarters to those of [[Bela Okmyx]]. Not counting time travel, this is the first known use of this technology. ({{TOS|A Piece of the Action}})
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* In [[2256]], {{mu|Gabriel Lorca}} transported himself and [[Michael Burnham]] directly from his [[ready room]] to [[engineering]] aboard {{USS|Discovery}}. ({{DIS|Context Is for Kings}})
   
* While on [[Angel I]] in [[2364]], [[Data]], [[Deanna Troi]], and [[Natasha Yar]] transported directly from their [[planet]]side accommodations to [[Ramsey (Odin)|Ramsey]]'s camp. ({{TNG|Angel One}})
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* In [[2268]], [[Montgomery Scott]] transported [[Tepo]] directly from his headquarters to those of [[Bela Okmyx]]. ({{TOS|A Piece of the Action}})
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* While on [[Deneb IV]] in [[2364]], [[Data]] and [[William T. Riker]] transported directly from the mall at [[Farpoint Station]] to an underground cavern below the facility to join the rest of their away team. ({{TNG|Encounter at Farpoint}})
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* While on [[Angel I]] that same year, Data, [[Deanna Troi]], and [[Natasha Yar]] transported directly from their [[planet]]side accommodations to {{dis|Ramsey|Odin}}'s camp. ({{TNG|Angel One}})
   
 
* [[Miles O'Brien]] disabled the site-to-site transport function to stop [[Data]] from beaming off the [[bridge]] in [[2367]]. The [[android]] was able to reactivate it. ({{TNG|Brothers}})
 
* [[Miles O'Brien]] disabled the site-to-site transport function to stop [[Data]] from beaming off the [[bridge]] in [[2367]]. The [[android]] was able to reactivate it. ({{TNG|Brothers}})
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* [[Wesley Crusher]] created what alleged to be a site-to-site transport program in [[2368]] to avoid being captured by the crew, who were under the influence of a [[Ktarian game]]. However, the program transported him to a transporter pad in Transporter Room 3. ({{TNG|The Game}})
 
* [[Wesley Crusher]] created what alleged to be a site-to-site transport program in [[2368]] to avoid being captured by the crew, who were under the influence of a [[Ktarian game]]. However, the program transported him to a transporter pad in Transporter Room 3. ({{TNG|The Game}})
   
* [[Captain]] [[Benjamin Sisko]] and [[Senator]] [[Vreenak]] used site-to-site transport in [[2374]] to avoid the [[Romulan]] from being seen by the populace of [[Deep Space 9]]. They transported from the [[wardroom]] to a [[holosuite]]. ({{DS9|In the Pale Moonlight}})
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* {{Captain}} [[Benjamin Sisko]] and [[Senator]] [[Vreenak]] used site-to-site transport in [[2374]] to avoid the [[Romulan]] from being seen by the populace of [[Deep Space 9]]. They transported from the [[wardroom]] to a [[holosuite]]. ({{DS9|In the Pale Moonlight}})
   
*[[Tom Paris]] used a site-to-site transport in [[2374]] to surprise [[B'Elanna Torres]] with flowers in a Jefferies tube junction. After telling [[The Doctor]] he was delivering his helm report to [[Chakotay]]. ({{VOY|Scientific Method}})
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*[[Tom Paris]] used a site-to-site transport in [[2374]] to surprise [[B'Elanna Torres]] with flowers in a [[Jefferies tube]] junction after telling [[The Doctor]] he was delivering his helm report to [[Chakotay]]. ({{VOY|Scientific Method}})
   
* [[B'Elanna Torres]] used site-to-site transport to get to her [[crew quarters|quarters]] in [[2377]], to avoid being accosted by a group of [[Klingon|Klingons]] gathered outside [[Engineering]] who believed her [[Miral Paris|unborn child]] to be the [[kuvah'magh]] . ({{VOY|Prophecy}})
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* [[B'Elanna Torres]] used site-to-site transport to get to her [[crew quarters|quarters]] in [[2377]], to avoid being accosted by a group of [[Klingon]]s gathered outside [[engineering]] who believed her [[Miral Paris|unborn child]] to be the [[kuvah'magh]] . ({{VOY|Prophecy}})
   
* [[Seven of Nine]] used site-to-site transport to avoid being seen while she entered [[Chakotay]]'s quarters with flowers ({{VOY|Endgame}})
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* In [[2378]], The Doctor beamed himself from another part of ''Voyager'' to sickbay after Commander Chakotay contacted him with his [[combadge]] and asked him to report there. ({{VOY|Renaissance Man}})
   
* [[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] used site-to-site transport to beam over to the ''[[Scimitar]]'' from the bridge of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}} in [[2379]]. However, it caused such a strain on the already severely damaged ship that all transporter functions shorted out immediately afterwards. He was only able to beam back after [[Data]] gave him a prototype [[emergency transport unit]] shortly before the ''Scimitar''{{'}}s destruction.({{film|10}})
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* [[Seven of Nine]] used site-to-site transport to avoid being seen while she entered [[Chakotay]]'s quarters with flowers. ({{VOY|Endgame}})
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* {{Captain}} [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] used site-to-site transport to beam over to the ''[[Scimitar]]'' from the bridge of the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-E|-E}} in [[2379]]. However, it caused such a strain on the already severely damaged ship that all transporter functions shorted out immediately afterwards. He was only able to beam back after [[Data]] gave him a prototype [[emergency transport unit]] shortly before the ''Scimitar''{{'}}s destruction. ({{film|10}})
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{{Bginfo|The term "site-to-site transport" originates from the ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' episode {{e|Brothers}}. In the commentary for the episode on the ''[[TNG Season 3 Blu-ray]]'', [[Michael Okuda]] states that [[Rick Berman]] called [[Rick Sternbach]] and him, wanting a term for direct beaming. Either Sternbach or Okuda came up with the term "site-to-site transport," which stayed with the show.}}
   
 
===See also===
 
===See also===
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Latest revision as of 09:47, November 28, 2019

A site-to-site transport was a special type of transport in which an object or person was transported from one site directly to another, neither site being a transporter platform. A site-to-site transport was accomplished by first transferring the transporter's target from the site of origin to the pattern buffer of the transporter, in the same manner as the usual "beam in" procedure; instead of being routed to a transporter platform, however, the matter stream was diverted to a second site, in a similar procedure to a conventional "beam out". (TNG: "Brothers")

Notable usesEdit

  • Wesley Crusher created what alleged to be a site-to-site transport program in 2368 to avoid being captured by the crew, who were under the influence of a Ktarian game. However, the program transported him to a transporter pad in Transporter Room 3. (TNG: "The Game")
  • In 2378, The Doctor beamed himself from another part of Voyager to sickbay after Commander Chakotay contacted him with his combadge and asked him to report there. (VOY: "Renaissance Man")
The term "site-to-site transport" originates from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Brothers". In the commentary for the episode on the TNG Season 3 Blu-ray, Michael Okuda states that Rick Berman called Rick Sternbach and him, wanting a term for direct beaming. Either Sternbach or Okuda came up with the term "site-to-site transport," which stayed with the show.

See alsoEdit

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