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Re: Season 1

Postby Reliant121 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:41 pm

....Pass comment.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:55 am

Mark wrote:I wonder why they started to phase out the type 1. In TNG season one they seemed to be standard issue for all senior officers and bridge crew. And that would actually make sense in a universe where bad things happen damned quick.


Reportedly, they were so small that the cameras had a hard time telling that they were there at all. Unless the actors more or less held the thing between thumb and forefinger, it looked like they were just firing phaser beams out of their hands.

Within universe, I wonder just how easy it would be to end up phasering the end of your fingers off firing something that small.
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Re: Season 1

Postby kostmayer » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:50 am

Or blasting a hole in your TV cause you mistook it for the remote.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Tyyr » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:43 pm

You're reaching a point, both with the PPG's and the Type 1 phasers where you can't really make the item smaller, not and still be useful. You really need something pistol sized for a personal weapon.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:47 pm

I actually sort of liked the rifles in "In The Beginning." They never showed them again, but they were pretty cool (if not terribly ergonomic).
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Re: Season 1

Postby Deepcrush » Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:10 pm

They were fraking hand cannons. However, I liked the later PPG rifles. Small, light and rather powerful since I saw them hit people and send then tubbling backwards.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Sionnach Glic » Tue Apr 13, 2010 12:31 pm

Tyyr wrote:You're reaching a point, both with the PPG's and the Type 1 phasers where you can't really make the item smaller, not and still be useful. You really need something pistol sized for a personal weapon.


Indeed. Certain things simply can't be miniturised without degrading its performance, regardless of how advanced the device in question may be. Weapons are one of these things. Honestly, it actually says quite a lot about how well trained most Starfleet officers are in the use of the Type 1 and 2 phasers that they can even come close to hitting a target.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Graham Kennedy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:09 pm

Well it helps... or hurts... that the beam often comes out in a fairly random direction...
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Re: Season 1

Postby Tyyr » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:16 pm

It only comes out in a family friendly direction.

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Re: Season 1

Postby Tsukiyumi » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:34 pm

Someone should Photoshop that, and angle the beam where he's actually aiming. :lol:
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Re: Season 1

Postby kostmayer » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:13 pm

Blatant sexism.

They were perfectly happy to show Remmicks head disintegrating in explicit detail - but the pretty blonde, no.

Riker must have been cursing it - aims at her face at it hits her in the stomach. For shame.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:30 am

Didn't Europe edit Remmicks head exploding scene before it aired????

Maybe they avoided it for just that reason.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Reliant121 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:20 am

I did a quick look with some rulers and a rough guestimate of trajectory and it struck somewhere around the mid neck region.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Tsukiyumi » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:40 pm

kostmayer wrote:...aims at her face at it hits her in the stomach. For shame.


Yeah, that's always a surprise.
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Re: Season 1

Postby Lighthawk » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:38 pm

Tsukiyumi wrote:
kostmayer wrote:...aims at her face at it hits her in the stomach. For shame.


Yeah, that's always a surprise.


Or a disappointment
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