Favourite phaser design?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Chrisisall, Dec 20, 2009.

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Which rocks you weapon design world most?

  1. TOS phaser ( type 1 or 2)

    30 vote(s)
    52.6%
  2. TMP/Khan phaser

    4 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. TSFS/V/VI assault phaser

    18 vote(s)
    31.6%
  4. Nu movie phaser

    5 vote(s)
    8.8%
  5. I hate phasers; I'm a pacifist.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The 29th century phaser from "Future's End". For one simple reason: The beam it fires actually looked realistic! Most phasers we see, the beam appears to take a visible amount of time to reach its target. Which should not happen, because this is essentially a beam of light, so it should instantly appear between the phaser and the target without appearing to take any TIME to do so. The 29th century phaser is the only one we see in which this actually happens!
     
  2. comsol

    comsol That Guy Premium Member

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    I grew up with the TOS design, and as much as I like it, I have to say that I have a slight preference for the TMP phaser. I love smooth, clean and uncluttered design work - so the TMP phaser design is in line with my preferences. My only problem with it is the large "button" (actually I think it is supposed to be a dilithium crystal power cell) on the top - that element does look a little awkward to me.
     
  3. CommodoreKong

    CommodoreKong Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have to go with the TSFS/TV/VI phaser design. It's been my favorite Trek phaser since I first saw it.

    As for phaser rifles (since they were included in that picture) I would go with the newer ones from First Contant, I just don't like the look of the rest of them.
     
  4. Kira Nerys

    Kira Nerys Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    TSFS/V/VI assault phaser
     
  5. ST20133

    ST20133 Ensign

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    Nemesis phaser for me.
     
  6. SeerSGB

    SeerSGB Admiral Admiral

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    TOS phaser followed by the V/VI assault phasers
     
  7. The Castellan

    The Castellan Commodore Commodore

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    Those tiny TNG phasers. I'd rather have something simple and easy to tuck away. :bolian:
     
  8. Joel_Kirk

    Joel_Kirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The TOS original...

    When you absolutely, positively have to go into the thick of things....

    ...accept no substitutes...;)
     
  9. Captain Gandalf

    Captain Gandalf Commodore Commodore

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  10. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Blah. I like the Cardassian disruptor better, and the rifle that goes with it. Excellent aesthetics, a grip and general design that actually LOOKS usable as a weapon, and according to dialogue, Cardassian weapons can take a lickin' and keep on tickin' in situations where other species' weapons couldn't take it anymore.
     
  11. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    One of those square-nosed rifles from First Contact. It looks easy enough to use, and it makes a great melee weapon to boot. My next choices would probably be the TFF assault phaser, the TNG phaser rifle and the respective Cardassian and Bajoran pistol and rifle designs - which all seem sturdy and easy to wield.
     
  12. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, baby- this is MY boomstick!!!:techman:
     
  13. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I guess Boomstick is catchier than BoomSwishyThingOnAHandleWithANozzle.
     
  14. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    The Original Series.
     
  15. KobayashiMaru13

    KobayashiMaru13 Captain Captain

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    I liked the nuphasers, since they seemed more futuristic, therefor more "Trek" to me. ::shrugs:: though not on there, the TNG phasers always bugged me because they looked so much like a remote.
     
  16. trevanian

    trevanian Rear Admiral

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    Futuristic? Do you live in 1871 and just commute to the 21st century?
     
  17. Sector 7

    Sector 7 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    "Who ya gonna call?" Dustbusters...?!
    I don't think so! :rommie::guffaw::rommie::guffaw:
     
  18. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yes! They were very versatile devices. They also got all the dust out of the corners and between the cushions.