Phaser Settings - When did they use one option over other?

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Cadet49, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. JessDD

    JessDD Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Mar 24, 2013

    I always wondered that. Did getting stunned actually cause you any physical pain, or was it just a loss of physical control of oneself?
  2. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    I've seen quite a people getting Tased on TV on those various "caught on camera" shows, and it seems to cause both physical pain and a loss of physical control.

    In comparison, we've seen phasers set on stun either make a person very groggy and docile (like Professor Crater was in TOS' "Man Trap") or knocked completely out cold.