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==Limitations==
Numerous natural and artificial phenomena interfere with transporter function.  Electromagnetic radiation<ref>TNG "Symbiosis"</ref>, electromagnetic fields<ref>TNG "Legacy"</ref>, severe weather<ref>TNG "The Enemy"</ref>, dense metals<ref>TNG "Hero Worship"</ref>, defensive shields<ref>TOS "Arena"</ref>, [[transport inhibitor|"inhibitor" fields]]<ref>''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]''</ref>, exotic radiation<ref>TNG "Ensigns of Command"</ref>, natural minerals<ref>''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]''</ref>, and various other conditions have all impaired or prevented transporter use, sometimes merely by their presence in the general vicinity.
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Numerous natural and artificial phenomena interfere with transporter function.  Electromagnetic radiation,<ref>TNG "Symbiosis"</ref> electromagnetic fields,<ref>TNG "Legacy"</ref> severe weather,<ref>TNG "The Enemy"</ref> dense metals,<ref>TNG "Hero Worship"</ref> defensive shields,<ref>TOS "Arena"</ref> [[transport inhibitor|"inhibitor" fields]],<ref>''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]''</ref> exotic radiation,<ref>TNG "Ensigns of Command"</ref> natural minerals,<ref>''[[Star Trek: Insurrection]]''</ref> and various other conditions have all impaired or prevented transporter use, sometimes merely by their presence in the general vicinity.
  
 
In the TOS-era, transporters were much safer to use for ship-to-planet or planet-to-ship transports than ship-to-ship transports or transports to another location within the same ship. Why it would be easier to transport someone from orbit to a location on the ground than from the ship's transporter pad to a compartment in the same ship was never clearly explained.
 
In the TOS-era, transporters were much safer to use for ship-to-planet or planet-to-ship transports than ship-to-ship transports or transports to another location within the same ship. Why it would be easier to transport someone from orbit to a location on the ground than from the ship's transporter pad to a compartment in the same ship was never clearly explained.

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