The past week or so has been very difficult for me, which has been making it hard for me to write. On top of that, I have been having intermittent luck with computers since before CVG, and so I have not completed any of my writing projects that I have ahead of me. To help me get back into writing, I decided that I should do a more relaxed post.
Two years ago, the Trekyards Team did two Top Ten videos: Top 10 Starfleet Rifles and Top 10 Phasers. Since then, Star Trek Discovery has had its first season. They stuck to the Federation models, and included phase-pistols (therefore I am including hand lasers). I’ve been hoping that they’d do updated Top 10 episodes to account for all of the new things that we’ve seen - until then, here is my Top 10.
My Top 5 Rifles:
- Type 3 Phaser from the TNG Movies.
I love the way that it looks and how it is handled. It is sleek and it looks like it handles how a rifle would actually be held.
- TR-116 Rifle
The one slug-thrower that Starfleet has made (but didn't put into production). An interesting concept, one that I would like to have seen explored more.
- Type 3 Phaser from Discovery
A natural progression from the MACO rifles as seen in Enterprise, and is more inline with the rifles that we see in future iterations of Star Trek.
- EVA Phaser Rifle from First Contact
It is very cool looking, and looks like it is very to use in gloved hands.
- Phaser Rifle from TOS
The first phaser rifle ever seen. It is early Starfleet technology, very science-fiction looking without quite being a traditional space weapon.
My Top 5 Phasers
- Laser Pistol from pilot episodes
I just love how this looks. It is a beautiful design, and one that has not been matched since.
- Type 2 Phaser from Discovery
A wonderful reimagining of the design of the laser pistol from the pilot episodes.
- MACO Phase Pistol
This pistol has an actual trigger guard (and is the only phaser-weapon in Star Trek to have one). It looks like it is the most accurate to handle, following the designs of modern weapons.
- Type 2 Phaser from TMP/TWOK
I actually own one of these. It is a smooth redesign, fitting in with the '70s aesthetic of starting to streamline technology.
- Type 2 Phaser from TSFS/TVH
An evolution from the phaser from the original series. It looks like the original model, but more angular and streamlined.
What are yours? Please leave a comment!
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