Does it hurt to be shot by phaser?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Shat Happens, Jan 10, 2023.

  1. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    While we're on the subject of phasers, anyone notice that Type I phasers got a lot less play later in the series. Like in "The Next Phase", the dialogue should have gone...

    PICARD: "Transport to the Romulan ship as soon as we're within range."
    (La Forge and Ro are on the transporter pads)
    RIKER: "Aye, sir." (sees that Ro is packing a Type II hand phaser) "No weapons. We don't want them to think they're under attack."
    RO: "This is not a bright idea."
    RIKER: "I hate to say it, but you're right. We'll carry Type I's. We can conceal them, but they'll do the job if the Romulans are less grateful than we expect."
    RO: "Aye, sir."
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  2. Shat Happens

    Shat Happens Captain Captain

    Jul 24, 2013
    If Type I is the smaller ones, they stopped using those because they disappear in the actors' hands in 1990s low-definition tube tvs
  3. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    That's fine, just mention them out loud and show them up close in the actor's hand. But just silly that we know that the Starfleet equivalent of a derringer up your sleeve exists, but they're apparently never used. I'd think Worf would probably have at least three of them in various pockets, along with that mek'leth he sticks who knows where.
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  4. trekshark

    trekshark Captain Captain

    Mar 6, 2014
    From the tng tech manual I'm sure settings 4-7 hurt
  5. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    Phaser Setting List:
    1. Tickle.
    2. Irritate.
    3. Stun a cat.
    4. Stun a human.
    5. Stun a Clydesdale.
    6. Burn off unwanted body hair.
    7. Medium rare.
    8. Crispy.
    9. Extra crispy.
    10. Barbecue.
    11. Incinerate.
    12. Obliterate a human.
    13. Vaporize a truck.
    14. Melt a train into incandescent orange goo.
    15. Level Candlestick Park
    16. Equivalent to Little Boy Bomb. Indoor use not recommended.