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Old January 9 2013, 05:43 AM   #31
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Re: Are the beams coming back?

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FTL weapons don't look good to the audience by virtue of moving faster than the human eye can track.
We have a WINNER!!! This is the real reason the beams look the way they do.
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Old January 9 2013, 10:28 AM   #32
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Yeah but they do it better or worse ep to ep, movie to movie. Sometimes they're just too damn slow, and others just slow enough to see and fast enough to fear. Plus with ships anyway, being far distances apart, they do have a tiny bit of leeway with when/where the beams go.
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Old January 9 2013, 06:20 PM   #33
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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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The phaser and torpedo sound effects were directly lifted from TOS, right on down to the mechanical 'whoosh' effect heard from inside the ship in 'Balance of Terror.'
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Old January 10 2013, 04:55 AM   #34
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FTL weapons don't look good to the audience by virtue of moving faster than the human eye can track.
We have a WINNER!!! This is the real reason the beams look the way they do.
I never understood this.

Look at Star Trek 6, then look at Nemesis, then look at most Enterprise phaser fights.

Almost all of the phaser scenes are pretty much "instant on" beams. And they looks fuckin' kick ass and intimidating!

Who wouldn't be intimidated by an immediate beam of energy suddenly appearing in your general direction?
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Old January 10 2013, 07:48 PM   #35
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...Especially if it makes awesome high energy sounds such as in, say, Serenity or Star Wreck...

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Old January 15 2013, 03:54 PM   #36
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Re: Are the beams coming back?

cbspock wrote: View Post
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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They sounded Star Wars....:-(
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Old January 15 2013, 04:28 PM   #37
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Some of the tech manuals suggest the beams in phasers are full of heavy antimatter particles, hence the flamethrower-like phasers.

But I didn't like it either.
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