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Is Beaming Down In star Trek a Death Sentence?

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"The Cage" Star Trek transporter

The transporter from Star Trek's original pilot episode, "The Cage."

Credit: CBS/Paramount

In the 2009 movie Star Trek, Captain Kirk and Sulu plummeted down toward the planet Vulcan without a parachute. "Beam us up, beam us up!" Kirk shouted in desperation.

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