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Old July 25 2013, 05:01 PM   #58
Re: Vengeance Weapons (Spoilers, maybe)

Phasers are neither sub- or superluminal, but rather have variable speed. Hand phaser beams move very slowly; starship phaser beams move very fast, and often at high warp (because they can explicitly reach targets at warp). It's just a matter of scale: a beam that appears to move at a certain speed is fast or slow depending on the distance it covers.

Nothing wrong with that, really. It's actually quite understandable that starship-fired beams would be faster, as there is more power behind them than behind sidearm beams...

Timo Saloniemi
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