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Emory Erickson

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Emory Erickon was a human male who lived during the 22nd century. He was credited with the invention of the transporter.


Erickson served as a father figure to Jonathan Archer. At one point, he was made honorary president of the Association of Transporter Technicians and was considered a VIP. He understood physics and engineering, and was knowledgeable about computers. At some point, a book was written about Erickson titled Emory Erikson: Father of the Transporter. (ENT episode: "Daedalus", CCG set: ST, card: "Bareil of Borg")

Erickson started work on the transporter in circa 2103. (ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)

In 2118, Erickson transported a banana, the first known use on a living organism. Zefram Cochrane jokingly told the United Earth Information Service that he thought Erickson was trying to put him "out of business." (ST reference: Federation: The First 150 Years)

In the year 2154, he and his daughter used Enterprise to covertly attempt to rescue his son trapped in the beaming process in The Barrens. The attempt was successful although Quinn was killed in the process. (ENT episode: "Daedalus")

In 2164, it was known that after the disaster in The Barrens that Emory had been sent to prison for his actions, while his daughter Danica had escaped imprisonment but her involvement put an end to her having a possible career in Starfleet. By this time Emory had died while in prison. (ENT - Rise of the Federation novel: Tower of Babel)

Skon and Tobin Dax's team at the Cochrane Institute of Alpha Centauri and the Human scientists Colin Blakeney and Janet Hester have also been credited with inventing the transporter and/or advancing its use to teleport lifeforms safely. (DS9 - The Lives of Dax short story: "Dead Man's Hand", TNG comic: "Forgiveness", TOS comic: "Experiment in Vengeance!")

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