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Old February 20 2013, 03:19 AM   #3
Albertese
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Re: Whatever happened to Type I phasers

I dunno about in-universe, but the real reason is that the producer's felt the prop was too small and it wasn't obvious on screen that the actors were holding anything. The worry was that an uninitiated audience-member might wonder why destructive energy beams can shoot out of the character's fingers...

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