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Old 05-09-2009, 10:01 AM
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Default Were the hand phasers dissappointing to you?

When they were in a firefight on the Narada I wanted to see the phaser beams instead of pulses and also I wanted to see vaporization like in Wrath of Kahn and TOS. I wasn't impressed. Were you?
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:02 AM
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I thought they were great. I always thought the beams took a lot of time and wouldn't be good in a "fire fight, per se.

I thought the pulses fit the story and the action better.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:08 AM
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yeah they had a more bullet like feel...even though they were pulses. I liked it fine
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:11 AM
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I loved that scene. A nuclear power plant that fits perfectly in your hand! I thought it was great.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:16 AM
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I figure it was another way to make it more like an action movie. It was too bad... and tactically unsound, actually... they don't take any more time to fire, and if one just moves the thing about the room during the discharge, you can take out multiple enemies. I could have killed all those enemies in one arc.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:18 AM
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Can you say (friendly fire) issues with a steady beam...too risky IMO
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:27 AM
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I like the pulses better, actually. It makes more sense that the sort of power required to fire is produced in short bursts, recharge (the equivalent of a new round entering the chamber of a regular gun), short bursts instead of a continual creation of energy forming a steady stream. You'd think the phaser would overheat with all that. Bet it makes the battery pack or whatever it's powered by last longer too.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:47 AM
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I thought the phasers were really cool, especially when the barrel part would flip when changing settings. It would have been nice to have seen a beam in some parts though.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:19 AM
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I figure it was another way to make it more like an action movie. It was too bad... and tactically unsound, actually... they don't take any more time to fire, and if one just moves the thing about the room during the discharge, you can take out multiple enemies. I could have killed all those enemies in one arc.
And yet there were NEVER used that way in all the rest of TREK with beam phaser weapons, were they? They still shot individual people just like gunslingers. Ever wonder why? Because it would make for lousy combat scenes and a lot of needless destruction.

I didn't miss the beam, the pulse fire mode makes more sense to me too for a handheld weapon.

Beams would make training and accuracy almost meaningless, since the phaser becomes a swath-cutting indiscretionary weapon -- a lightsaber with no end point. Is that what TREK needs?
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:20 AM
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The pulse is much more useful in battle, also did you notice it seems to take effect on the target much faster! The singe of flesh was an interesting sound from a phaser.
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