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Old 07-21-2008, 06:10 AM
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This may have been asked so apology in advance if so.

Given the realism that the new trek is going for how will it look when someone gets blasted with a phaser?

The one weak point of scfi with any type of laser is that we don't really see any damage done. Or if so it comes off as pretty cheesy.

To a point we have had to rely on our imaginations but will the new Trek movie make these things seem like a very real and very potent weapon?
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:14 AM
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This may have been asked so apology in advance if so.

Given the realism that the new trek is going for how will it look when someone gets blasted with a phaser?

The one weak point of scfi with any type of laser is that we don't really see any damage done. Or if so it comes off as pretty cheesy.

To a point we have had to rely on our imaginations but will the new Trek movie make these things seem like a very real and very potent weapon?
i would assume with better effects we'll damage more in line with what we have seen from Phaser on later Trek shows.
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Just like most anything...I think it will be the TOS style..better efects
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agreed.
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You know, that makes me think about the old b&w Superman TV show. The bad guy would shoot Superman and the bullets would ricochet off with a cheesy special effect. But then the crook would throw the empty pistol at Superman and he would duck to avoid getting hit (because the crook/actor really threw the prop gun).

How's that for a non-sequitur?
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Well remember the assault phasers in VI, they cut right through flesh, so I'm sure they'll come up with something creative.
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I'd just be happy with a better dematerialization effect. Stun will always be stun. I mean, how many different things can you do to a human body to accomplish a goal of either stunning or killing? "OK team, set phasers for 'heavy maim.'"
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I'd just be happy with a better dematerialization effect. Stun will always be stun. I mean, how many different things can you do to a human body to accomplish a goal of either stunning or killing? "OK team, set phasers for 'heavy maim.'"
Kirk:"Set phasers to nuter."
*Everybody aims at Kirk*
Kirk:"Hey, what did I do??"
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Is this the nuter setting?
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