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Old 07-21-2008, 11:49 AM
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I think so. This one for avatar use is up for grabs -

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Old 07-21-2008, 11:56 AM
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This is the one piece of ST equipment that does not need an update. I still find the aesthetics of the original hand phaser quite believable and cool looking. Unlike the communicator and tricorder which could use overhauls. If they kept the general lines of the phasers I & II but added more intricate controls that would be cool.

The phaser rifle. on the other hand, needs a major overhaul if it is being used in ST XI.

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Old 07-21-2008, 02:27 PM
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I really think the original (after the pilot episodes) will win the day.

But maybe a bit tweaked like this one from Trek 3.



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Old 07-21-2008, 04:27 PM
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....Unlike the communicator and tricorder which could use overalls.

The phaser rifle. on the other hand, needs a major overhaul if it is being used in ST XI.

Really, I think they both look great naked.

For something that appeared in only one episode, that phaser rifle sure got a lot of attention. Compared to TOS phasers, I think it looks very un-Trek like and I'd be happy NOT to see it in the new movie. The classic phasers are so unique and recognizable that JJ would be a fool to fatz around with them. Leave 'em alone! I paid $1200.00 for a Master Replica model and I don't want to have to spend more to update it.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:44 PM
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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.'"
You know whenever i see someone get stunned with a phaser it looks lame. Now think of any drama on television where someone gets an electic charge from a cardiopulmonary resucitation machine and you almost feel the pain. A vast difference.

Perhaps not having a frame of reference makes it hard to convey the idea.
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Old 07-22-2008, 02:44 AM
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Keep Phasers TOS style.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:25 AM
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I liked the effect of blasters in the original Star Wars. Someone got hit with it....BAM, flash of fire where their flesh (or heart) used to be.


P.S. What does a punk shout out when he's about to get hit with a stun setting in Star Trek?

"Don't phase me, bro!"

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Old 07-22-2008, 01:10 PM
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Keep Phasers TOS style.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:02 PM
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I'm thinking more the effect of what it looks like when someone is hit with a phaser. Hitherto it looks like cheesy kid acting compared to gunfights that look very realistic.
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I always assumed that phasers cooked your insides more than they blasted a hole in you. That way you save tons of $ on effects, too!
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