“Vikrant to Paz: Do you mean anyone behind your back or behind you in relation to your last position and orientation on beam-down? You’re going to have to be more specific …”
Also, I wonder what happens if a bullet in flight is caught in the beam? Does it rematerialize with the intended targets? Is momentum maintained? (“Transporter Room to Bridge — I got ’em back aboard but I need a medic and a transporter mechanic down here stat.”) — Canon (“Bread and Circuses,” to be specific) heavily implies no, especially after the remaster-ers inserted bullet-strikes on the rear wall of the cell, but still …
Transporters can detect weapons in transit and disable them. I imagine it didn’t reamaterialize the bullets.
Yeah, when Data fires a varon-T disruptor mid transport they just filter out the weapon energy. Another time I think they beam people up, detect weapons, and filter out the battery energy. Going way back, in ENT when the guy is beamed up merged with leaves embedded in him it implies matter filtration is normal. As in, if you can filter out whirling leaves, why not whizzing bullets?
Also interesting is when Riker is accused of murder. It turns out TNG transporter beams act like a shield which can bounce a weapon beam like a laser hitting a mirror.
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