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Old December 29 2012, 03:36 PM   #16
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Re: Are the beams coming back?

Weren't the Klingons' weapons on Rura Penthe in TUC basically instantaneous beams?
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Old December 29 2012, 09:45 PM   #17
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Re: Are the beams coming back?

Maybe they should go "pew-pew" too.

No seriously.
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Old December 30 2012, 01:30 AM   #18
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Maybe they should go "pew-pew" too.
You mean like the Narada's missiles being fired? Seriously, amazing sound effects throughout the film, except THAT.
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Old December 30 2012, 01:54 AM   #19
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Maybe they should go "pew-pew" too.

No seriously.
Dude, they did. Sort of. Listen to the sounds on the Kelvin bridge at the start. The consoles play the original TOS sound effects when they press fire.
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Old December 30 2012, 06:21 AM   #20
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I thought the Enterprise's phasers sounded like Starfury guns from Babylon 5.
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Old January 3 2013, 06:57 PM   #21
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Re: Are the beams coming back?

I think one of the few things that Trek has gotten consistently and traditionally right is that ship-board energy weapons have observable travel times. It's the scale of the ships that's off. At the relativistic distances at which starships encounter each other, a beam's travel time would be short but observable. Keep in mind that one light-second is only 186,000 miles, give-or-take — that's only about 5/6 the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Cosmologically speaking, any two starships seen together on screen would basically have to occupy the same space in order to see comparative sizes we see on screen.
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Old January 3 2013, 09:18 PM   #22
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I loved the Kelvin's weaponry. The Enterprise's phaser bolts ... not so much. I always liked the visual mix of torpedoes and beams. I think having short bursts and continuous beams in the same sequence would be pretty cool. Maybe analogous to a shotgun and a sniper rifle?
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Old January 4 2013, 12:51 AM   #23
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I believe the weapons can be set for short bursts or beams.
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Old January 4 2013, 01:36 AM   #24
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I just hope they replace the sound effects for the torpedoes and the phasers, they sounded cheap like in the old audiobooks. Make them at least sound like they did on the show.

I think the best phaser beam effect was in Star Trek 2.


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Old January 4 2013, 09:43 PM   #25
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I just hope they replace the sound effects for the torpedoes and the phasers, they sounded cheap like in the old audiobooks. Make them at least sound like they did on the show.

I think the best phaser beam effect was in Star Trek 2.


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I loved the ones in Star Trek 6 now that I remember them. They were pretty much "instant hit" beams.
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Old January 6 2013, 05:57 PM   #26
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i prefer beams as well
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Old January 7 2013, 02:01 PM   #27
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I too hate the pew pew spit balls but there was something tired about the beams too. If they and the torpedoes make no impact when they hit, who cares? Phasers used to be dread-inducing mega-weapons...now they're meh. The first spacecraft the U.S. launches with nukes could obliterate most Trek starships, given how badly they react to the far weaker energy weapons we see these days.
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Old January 7 2013, 10:17 PM   #28
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Forget the phasers beaming or zapping in the next movie, I want to know if the transporters will swirl or sparkle!
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Old January 8 2013, 04:23 AM   #29
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Or will they look like somebody pouring Sprite into a glass again?

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Old January 8 2013, 03:23 PM   #30
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i prefer beams as well
Energy beams should be relativistic speeds. But they always show them as these slow "piss" beams that could easily be dodged the same way I dodge paintballs coming at me.

The ones in nuTrek (particularly the hand phasers) are even worse, doing this "spit" bolt, similar to Star Wars.

That's the worst variation of a phaser beam possible.
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