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Klingon Empire February 5 2009 04:30 AM

So, Pulse weapons.
 
The New Enterprise has pulse weapons. :vulcan:



So, we can assume that the new hand phaser is a pulse weapon too?


:brickwall:

Kelso February 5 2009 04:34 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
On the original series, both the shipboard and hand-held phasers had "pulse" capability.

The film-makers will do whatever looks the coolest... as they should.

Tom Servo February 5 2009 04:35 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
Probably. I like the new Phaser effects, they remind me of the Phasers in TWOK, which to me, always seemed more powerful looking then just straight beams.

Klingon Empire February 5 2009 04:37 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
I've only seen a few episodes were they actually shot the Shipboard and Hand Held phasers.

I'm catching up still.

mr.peany February 5 2009 04:57 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
The shot of the Enterprise firing its phasers in the superbowl commerical had me giddy. I don't know bout you guys but im jumping in my time machine and traveling to May.

PluckyNinja February 5 2009 05:02 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
Federation ships commonly will have blue beams, Romulan ships red beams. The exception being Robau's ship. It has purple beams 'cause hes a badass.

JNG February 5 2009 05:27 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
Quote:

PluckyNinja wrote: (Post 2577712)
Federation ships commonly will have blue beams, Romulan ships red beams.

Futuroms should have green :(

RoJoHen February 5 2009 05:29 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
Quote:

Klingon Empire wrote: (Post 2577611)
I've only seen a few episodes were they actually shot the Shipboard and Hand Held phasers.

I'm catching up still.

Then maybe you should get less angry.

SonicRanger February 5 2009 05:53 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
Quote:

Klingon Empire wrote: (Post 2577585)
The New Enterprise has pulse weapons. :vulcan:

So, we can assume that the new hand phaser is a pulse weapon too?

:brickwall:

Both shipboard and handheld phasers in TOS were "pulses" in the stun setting.

Mr. Adventure February 5 2009 06:14 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
It's more like Star Wars so it's naturally better.

It would certainly make more sense for the handheld phasers since they were always trained on a single spot anyway. I always thought it would be cool to see the beams used to their full potential sweeping after their targets.

Lashmore February 5 2009 09:10 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
just reminds me of the wrath of khan, which to me, isa good choice to base the weapons on over other trek eps.

Who cares if they seem non-canon?

New to trek audiences wouldn't, that's a good thing.

Johnnymuffintop February 5 2009 09:14 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
I couldn't agree more with Kelso.
(For fans of That 70's show, you know how absurd that is to say. haha)
I always thought that the Mako's plasma weapons in Enterprise we're cooler than the crew's phasers, I know that phasers are more like a scalpel and plasma weapons are like blunt sticks, but the effect is much cooler than a simple beam. Which is something I would like to see in Star Trek. COOL effect, the stories are there, the universe is there, just make it look cool. Which is exactly what this movie seems to be doing.

Rii February 5 2009 10:00 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
Quote:

Johnnymuffintop wrote: (Post 2578212)
COOL effect, the stories are there, the universe is there, just make it look cool. Which is exactly what this movie seems to be doing.

The pulse effect looks fine, but beams can be interesting too. One issue with moving to pulse-based effects is that it becomes more difficult to distinguish between phasers and torpedoes. Maybe they'll depict torpedoes as trailing glowing wires back to the launch tubes as some modern torpedoes do. :lol:

JuanBolio February 5 2009 10:53 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
I'm sure the phasers have different modes of operation. The Kelvin seems to have seperate emitters for pulsed and beam weapons. Its logical to assume that the Enterprise, being a next-generation ship, has phaser emitters with both these capabilities. It seems as though the phasers were being used as point-defense weapons in that shot, tearing into the fighters/missiles/drones from the Narada. It is entirely possibly that the Enterprise can and would switch over to beam mode when taking on a larger ship.

Wait and see.

Skywalker February 5 2009 10:54 AM

Re: So, Pulse weapons.
 
Quote:

JuanBolio wrote: (Post 2578295)
I'm sure the phasers have different modes of operation. The Kelvin seems to have seperate emitters for pulsed and beam weapons. Its logical to assume that the Enterprise, being a next-generation ship, has phaser emitters with both these capabilities. It seems as though the phasers were being used as point-defense weapons in that shot, tearing into the fighters/missiles/drones from the Narada. It is entirely possibly that the Enterprise can and would switch over to beam mode when taking on a larger ship.

Wait and see.

Ooo, I like that idea.


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