Originally Posted by celticarchie
He was just getting good positioning so he didn't fall of the rocks.
That's standard beaming procedure, you knew that surely!
They all hunched down on the pad in "The Corbomite Maneuver" too. But that's cuz Scotty said it was "cramped" in the ship they were beaming to. I think that's why some people had nostalgic feelings about the scene in the new movie.