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Old 05-09-2009, 11:28 AM
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I did wonder why Kirk
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:43 AM
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I liked how much faster paced the new phasers seemed to be, the old ones looked like you could almost dodged them with the speed they went. Enterprise got them right though, would have been nice to have seen a few beams.

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Yep, that's why.
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I am not sure but I think the charges ricocheted around the ship thus taking out more romulans that way did anyone else catch that
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I didn't see richochets, but I did hear shots hitting other objects, as will happen in a gunfight of any century.
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I liked how much faster paced the new phasers seemed to be, the old ones looked like you could almost dodged them with the speed they went. Enterprise got them right though, would have been nice to have seen a few beams.

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OOOOOHHHHH!!! DUH. Can't believe I didn't figure that one out. Thanks!
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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.
That's why I think they didn't do it that way. It would of been too easy for our heroes. There has to be peril somewhere and giving your heroes the tactical advantage just wouldn't put them in...well, peril.
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Yes, a Romulan was vaporized. It was really quick though. It was towards the end where Kirk switches from the red to the blue and back.
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I like the pulses much better.

Originally, the beams made the phaser a more versatile tool--they could be used to heat objects for thermal effects or cut through objects like a blowtorch. I could wager that the new phasers probably do have a longer beam width setting for those non-combat purposes, but in combat situations it's definitely better to have shorter, more concentrated pulses, IMO.
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I like the pulses much better.

Originally, the beams made the phaser a more versatile tool--they could be used to heat objects for thermal effects or cut through objects like a blowtorch. I could wager that the new phasers probably do have a longer beam width setting for those non-combat purposes, but in combat situations it's definitely better to have shorter, more concentrated pulses, IMO.
Agreed. I'm sure they can fire off a beam if they need to heat a rock or something like that. But yes, a pulse seems more realistic.
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