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Old December 20 2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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Re: Should ENT have used the "EM pistol" longer in the show?

Yes, I think it should have remained their primary sidearm throughout the whole show. I liked that it was a pulse weapon instead of a beam weapon, but that's not why I prefer it over the phase pistol. The EM-33 had no stun setting. ENT was supposed to be a bit more contemporary than other Treks, due to its relative closeness to our own timeframe, and it was also supposed to be a bit grittier. Having the crew use a sidearm that could only wound or kill, with no easy option like a stun setting, would have fit that idea perfectly.
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