Sorry, Trekkies, Gene Roddenberry's final frontier isn't really the utopia that it might seem. For all of Star Trek's progressive ideologies, there's plenty just below the surface that remains completely messed up, even hundreds of years in the fictional future.
When time is of the essence, and you're not too far away from your destination, most technologically-advanced humanoid species use their ship's handy transporter to get them from point A to point B. But there's a reason that characters like Bones and Barclay were fans of the less-convenient Shuttlecraft: they were adamantly opposed to being destroyed and reassembled at an atomic level.
The use of the transporter system is an existential nightmare. The ship's computer scans your molecular makeup, stores the pattern of your entire existence in what's basically a flash drive, then converts your mass into energy which moves you from one place to another. The energy is then reconstituted into matter into the shape of you…when it actually works.
The person that steps into a transporter is vaporized and then a near-perfect facsimile comes out the other end. And sometimes, it just creates a duplicate of you that turns evil and you kinda just have to deal. And then, you might also just happen to run into some terrifying subspace monsters. All in all, not cool.
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