Saturday, November 3, 2007

Stupid Transporters!!!!

This is an expression that has become common in our home as the wife and I watch recorded Star Trek episodes on the DVR. Currently, we're plowing our way through the Voyager series as we managed to miss most of the episodes when they originally aired.

You don't have to be a Star Trek nerd to know that the transporters allow people and things to teleport or beam from one place to another. "Stupid Transporters!" refers to the fact that the transporters never seem to work when they are needed the most. Although this tension forces the shows' characters into some interesting alternatives, it seems to happen way too often. Perhaps it's no different than when the car breaks down or the refrigerator stops working here on earth.


Sniz said...

Those stupid transporters!

BTW, Mr. Shumway is NOT a nerd! (Nor is Miss Sniz)

Me said...

You may not be a star trek nerd but ...

yuk yuk yuk

Uvulapie said...

From what little I've gathered from watching a few Star Trek episodes in my impressionable youth the transporters never fail in interesting ways, like combining First Mate Barrelchest's head with a live tuna whereupon hilarious results ensue. I'd watch a sci-fi show like that!

scott said...

There was an amusing transporter error in Spaceballs, if I remember correctly.

Thomas Kingsley Troupe said...

Well, here's the thing...if those stupid transporters worked perfectly all the time, they'd be able to get them out a mess at the drop of a, hat.

It's kind of like the 'magical sack' in the newest Harry Potter book. 'Hey, we need that sword now.'

Pow! 'Here you go, Harry.'

Thanks, magic sack. Thanks a lot.