Santa Kang wrote:
I find it easier to assume phasers were invented in the 23rd century, finally replacing all lasers in the mid-2260s, and that phase pistols are a product of a different universe.
That, and the phaser rifle was tested, then discontinued, and replacements were only fielded by units showing a need, such a MiliOps Command vessels, Marines, etc.
I don't see how the "different universe" rationalization is easier.
Assuming Ent is a reboot means I don't need to rationalize any conflicts between The Only Series
and Early Nu Trek.
You needn't follow my example, just sayin' it's easier, IMO.