alexmann wrote:To be honest though, Enterprise was rubbish with continuity.
GrahamKennedy wrote:Phsers and disrupters often do that. Look at Terrell in ST II, or Yuta in The Vengeance Factor, or the weapons guy on the Klingon ship in ST II. I tend to write. Even the City on the Edge of Forever tramp faded out quite slowly when he messed with the phaser.
Mikey wrote:We've seen phasers have significant thermal effects.
Mikey wrote:Actually, a lower dosage of acid would prevent its own propagation as it would cauterize the area of effect.
*EDIT* Sorry, there was supposed to be more to this than that. We've seen phasers have significant thermal effects. Wouldn't burn damage balance the propagation of the magical quantum damage? I don't see necrotic tissue transmitting the technobabble effect of the phasers too well.
Captain Seafort wrote:Regarding the OP, since we know that phasers operate through a chain reaction rather than DET, it's possible that a certain time on target is required to initiate the reaction, and below that threshold there would be little or no damage, even on high settings.
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