Hello everyone, I'm new here, but I love ST, especially TOS and the Next Gen. Anyway, I've been wondering about phasers for quite awhile. In TOS, when someone is hit with a phaser, he disintegrates, but, in the Next Gen and DS9, he just gets wounded. The latter version makes for better story telling, because the wounded character can do things that a disintegrated person cannot (obviously), but it also makes canon inconsistent, because then the weapons in the the 24th Century would be weaker than those in the previous one. Any thoughts?