Re: Phaser banks on the Constitution class
As far as I'm concerned, anomalies shouldn't be given overriding weight. This shot from TOS-R: The Doomsday Machine
looks like it might be an anomaly; it has "W-T-F-were-they-thinking" vibe about it.
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