Well, now I'll just apologize to the Professor. In fact, I thought the effect of the phaser barrage was quite spectacular. I simply thought the date, the one-day offering, and the obviously looped music to extend the scene were an effort at deliberately over-doing a good thing.
I must confess I thought the very same thing for the exact same reasons.
I like the phaser effect, itself, quite a lot. Personally, not sure about the extreme repitition. I can understand why it might make sense in context, though. And I seem to recall them doing something along similar lines in the TOS-R version.