Great article, Greg, but shouldn't there be be a distinction between "Ray Generator" or "Energy Neutralizer"?!
Does the script of "The Doomsday Machine" also refer to it as "Ray Generator" (apparently Scotty is doing the same kind of work as Spock in "Metamorphosis", i.e. repairing the impulse drive)
Do you know who constructed the prop? (apparently not Mr. Spock
). Of course, I wouldn't mind "Jefferies Trident" but only if he actually did design the prop (credit where credit is due).
So that's what you are doing at work, scaring patients with tridents?!