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Old 05-09-2009, 12:49 PM
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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.
Solid point, OCT. There could well be a setting for beam fire, a lot changed in that weapon's design post-Nero.
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Disrupters fire in bursts. Phasers fire in beams. I know I may sound like a canon purist but, I just don't care for the new burst phasers. The Enterprise also has burst phasers which I didn't care much for.

The Kelvin had the original beam phasers, and I absolutely loved those.
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Actually, I thought the phasers were really good looking and effective. I liked the 'rotate' feature they had.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:15 PM
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Loved the rotate feature. There was another thread complaining about how the props didn't get enough screen time. The communicator got a LOT of screen time during the first 10 minutes. Also a GIGANTIC close up of the phaser switching between stun and kill was almost too blatant in my opinion. However I didn't see a tricorder used in the entire movie. Can anyone point me to where it was used?
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Loved the rotate feature. There was another thread complaining about how the props didn't get enough screen time. The communicator got a LOT of screen time during the first 10 minutes. Also a GIGANTIC close up of the phaser switching between stun and kill was almost too blatant in my opinion. However I didn't see a tricorder used in the entire movie. Can anyone point me to where it was used?
When Kirk was on Delta Vega he made a log into the tricorder but was intterupted when he heard that beast coming after him.
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:32 PM
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Visiblity was low. I didn't notice what he had in his hand. Not a very good showcase of the tricorder in my opinion.
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No the tricorder was not well seen, I have to agree!
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yeh they were well cool tbh gave it a faster pace rather than that slow feel the beams seemed to add
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Solid point, OCT. There could well be a setting for beam fire, a lot changed in that weapon's design post-Nero.
I don't think that pulse firing is something you can attribute to "post-Neroism." I think it was just a style choice. In fact, it could be argued that phasers were always capable of pulse function. There were several episodes in which you did not see a beam, or the whole entire screen lit up when a phaser was fired.
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People tend to forget (or are unaware) that they used pulse-style phasers exclusively during TWOK for both hand and shipboard phasers.

Pulse-style phasers were also seen in various episodes of TOS. In "Balance of Terror," Kirk gave an order for "proximity phasers," which fired off from the Enterprise not too unlike photon torpedoes...
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