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Old December 28 2012, 07:23 AM   #34
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Re: possible reason we never seen the phaser rifle after w.n.m.h.g.b.

Gary7 wrote: View Post
. . . A pistol grip with a chamber that rests across the wrist is the most practical design for a human held hand weapon.
For an explosive-propelled projectile weapon, yes. But an energy beam weapon could have a completely different shape.

cgervasi wrote: View Post
. . . if phaser hadn't entered the language through Trek, I would think of the word phasor, which in engineering is a phase vector representation of a sinusoidal voltage or current.
The first time I heard phasers mentioned, I thought of the word "faze" and assumed the weapons were "fazers."
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