Re: Enterprise-D's Spotlights (TNG "Pegasus")
The spotlights could also be some sort of high intensity, short range scanner. We've seen plenty of races in Trek whose scanners cast a visible beam of light.
Did I happen to mention, did I bother to disclose, this man we're seeking with a mole on his nose, I'm not sure of his clothes or anything else, except he's Chinese. A big clue by itself.
--David Addison, Moonlighting