DS9 "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges":
NERAL: It is the finding of this Committee that Senator Cretak has conspired to commit treason against the State. Sentence to be determined at a later date. Doctor Bashir will be returned to the Bellerophon. Mister Sloan is remanded to the custody of the Tal'Shiar for further interrogation.
(Sloan grabs a weapon from his guard, and Koval vapourises him.)
When I first watched the episode I though perhaps Sloan had a double but the Admiral ruled that out. A little later in the episode:
BASHIR: But he's alive, isn't he?
ROSS: He was supposed to be beamed away a split second before the phaser beam hit him. Whether it worked or not, I couldn't say.
BASHIR: How long has Koval been working for Starfleet?
We have a confirmation that Sloan is clearly alive. A little later:
(Bashir wakes to see -)
SLOAN: Good evening.
BASHIR: Are you expecting applause? Have you come to take a bow?
SLOAN: I just wanted to say thank you.
So Sloan is clearly alive.
I just watched the episode. I saw him disintegrate. If he got hit before he was transported out he'd be dead. I saw the image of him disintegrate from the disruptor blast.
I understand that the Admiral says that he was beamed out but wasn't sure if it worked. IF he beamed out before the blast, we would have seem a beam out, as well as the blast hitting the wall behind him.
I was really confused and had to go back and re-read the transcripts.
Anybody have any idea how they pulled this off exactly and make it look like he was disintegrated by the disruptor without actually being there, if that's what happened?