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Old December 26 2012, 12:45 AM   #15
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Re: possible reason we never seen the phaser rifle after w.n.m.h.g.b.

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My fanboy speculation is that phase pistols were a technological dead end until someone modified the tech using "rectification". Prior to that, an advancement in lasers made them the weapon of choice.
That would make sense only if phasers and phase pistols weren't shown to be exactly the same.*

*excepting the vanishing/here again abilities like wide beam and insanely high power settings. But just like we're supposed to pretend "The Cage" weapons were phasers, in DS9's "The Seige of AR-558" we're supposed to pretend wide beam and building-destroying settings don't exist.
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