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The History of STAR TREK Phasers [Infographic]

While Star Trek's Federation is often described as an organization of peace, they had some pretty hardcore weapons. The good old phasers came in a variety of shapes and sizes, from handheld pistol to full assault rifles, and became more sophisticated over time. This infographic designed by jbobroony shows phasers and Federation weapons from 2150 (the Enterprise era) to 2385 (the far future of the Star Trek Universe). Click below to enlarge:

[Via Reddit via Deviantart]

Which phaser is your favorite?

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  1. Usually these are pretty awesome, but I think this one was a little too cramped in its design, especially with not especially dynamic images filling it.

  2. Ergonomically I like the ones with the curved handles.

  3. I remember the first couple years of Next Gen they had the big phasers and then those little itty bitty ones that it seems like they got away from. But I like the ones from the first six movies. They looked more gun-like whereas the Next Gen ones looked more like a computer mouse or something.

  4. Wow, I guess I've never really paid attention to the phasers. In my head, they're all small. Now I need to pay attention as we introduce the kids to Star Trek.

  5. I favor the smaller designs, maybe because I like to keep things simple.


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