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==Limitations==
 
==Limitations==
Numerous natural and artificial phenomena interfere with transporter function.  Electromagnetic radiation,<ref>TNG "Symbiosis"</ref> electromagnetic force fields,<ref>TNG "Legacy"</ref> severe weather,<ref>TNG "The Enemy"</ref> dense metals,<ref>TNG "Hero Worship"</ref> defensive [[shield]]s,<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. It usually easier to transport into an area with interference than it is to transport back out, meaning it is possible for an [[away team]] to become trapped.
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Numerous natural and artificial phenomena interfere with transporter function.  Electromagnetic radiation,<ref>TNG "Symbiosis"</ref> electromagnetic force fields,<ref>TNG "Legacy"</ref> severe weather,<ref>TNG "The Enemy"</ref> dense metals,<ref>TNG "Hero Worship"</ref> defensive [[shield]]s,<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. It usually easier to transport into an area with interference than it is to transport back out, meaning it is surprisingly easy for an [[away team]] to become trapped in a hazardous situation.
  
 
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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