I started a thread the other day about Transporter Rings i.e. who invented them; the Ancients or the Goa'uld. Well I was doing some pondering on the subject of the races with transport capability and came up with a few questions.
To me, site to site transportation is a pretty amazing feat. Doing it the way the asgard do is event more amazing. So I started thinking, how many races have transport capability? Here's my rantings:
1) The Aschen can do transport using some sort of platform for stations. I find the fact that they can have this capability extremely troubling, since they are only supposed to be a hundred or so years ahead of us. To me their transporter technology seems more advanced than the Rings (The Rings still look cooler though).
2) Those Aliens from "Martin's" world, they were supposivly defeated by the Goa'uld. They had a site-site transporter system without they aid of a sending station, looked like the Asgard flavor to me. Why didn't the Goa'ould steal that technology.
3) The Tollans.... no transportation capability - what a let down! They could build thier own stargate but couldn't build a transportation system!?
Beyond that I know the Aliens in Scorched Earth had the Asgard style transportation. I think that's it though. So in closing, I'd just like to point out again that Martin's Race appears to have more advanced transportation capability than Ancients on Atlantis as well.
What does everyone else think about this?