In the first episode, we see the crew firing energy bursts instead of the familiar energy stream. IIRC, these weapons are phased () out of the show during the pilot episode, or soon thereafter. Why not keep the EM pistol rather than immediately switch to the familiar phase pistol? Personally, I thought the idea of firing energy bursts was cool and helped distinguish the show from the other Treks. I wish they had continued as such for the rest of the series. Thoughts?