Ok, have another one. This time about transporters
The normal us in all the Star Treks I’ve watched (again that is limited compared to the normal here), is if it is ship to ship (non emergency non combat) the people or supplies are transported from their ships transporter pad to the other ship’s transporter pad. If it is emergency or combat, then from the ship’s transporter pad to other locations on the ship.
Likewise when beaming something from the other ship to theirs it is normally beamed into the transporter room. However, there are times (I think in TOS, but I’m sure they did in TNG) that supplies are beamed directly into a cargo bay.
With that, can people or things be beamed into other locations in the ship – directly into sick bay, into a security area, onto the bridge etc.
Also, can people not in the transporter room be beamed from the ship – something like a medical team prepped and ready in the med bay, but not enough time to get to the transporter room.
Now to change from ship to ship, what about ship to surface
The normal is easy, beam down from the ship to location x , or beam from location x up to the ship’s transporter room .
However, what if the team needs to go from location x to location y on the surface? Can the ship beam them directly from x to y, or do the have to be beamed up to the ship from x, then be beamed back down to the surface at location y.
Also, I just thought of this. Visual/sensor horizon on the surface from the ship. Can a ship beam people down to a location on the surface on the other side of the planet (therefore in a place that the ship can’t have sensors on) from the ship’s current location?
I would assume it is possible if the location is known and established – the main transporter pad of a well established colony etc. Of course it may be more difficult than normal or than if they were in sensor footprint of the ship. But, what about an unknown or not well established location on the surface outside the sensor foot print of the ship.
Oh another one I just thought of. Transporters and cloaking. Does a cloaked ship have to de-cloak to beam someone to where ever. If they can remain cloaked, can the transporter be sensed ? Of course it can if the cloaked ship is beaming onto the player’s ship, but what about beaming down to the planet or another ship?