Beam Them Up, Scotty
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Part of the attraction of the Star Trek franchise is glimpsing potential technologies two and a half centuries from now. Early adopters of the series had a three-decade lead on Amazon’s Alexa on how to talk to a computer. Among the wonders of the imagined future is the transporter, offering a decided commuting improvement from Boston’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Alas, the transporter proves as unreliable as the MBTA in practice. A repeated plot device revolves around a transporter mishap. Among those, a protagonist (not the redshirted ones who return as rice pudding) is transported back duplicated with split and amplified personalities. Thereafter, the crew of the USS Enterprise copes with the twins of an extremely virtuous and completely evil Kirk or an even-more logical and weepily emotional Spock.
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