RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I was watching an episode of TNG the other day and there's a group of a five people on an away mission. Dr. Crusher presser her badge and says "three to beam up" and of course the exact three that needed to go were beamed up. So, other than not wasting screen time on it, how do they know exactly who (besides who called) to beam up? I thought maybe the others pressed their comm badges when we weren't looking or something.