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Reverend
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I was always under the impression that the Romulan Plasma torpedoes were actual torpedoes that bled compressed plasma into a tight containment field after launch. So the casing itself would be a sort of nucleus, hence it's ability to change course.

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Peregrinus
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Right. In essence the payload protects the guidance system. *heh*

In other plasma weapons, it seems they're dumb-fired bolts with a decaying (magnetic?) field. That's my explanation for how there cna be "flak" bursts in various sci-fi arenas -- the containing field has decayed enough that the plasma within explodes outward and dissipates, possibly imparting some of its energy on a near enough target.

But back to phasers...

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Lee
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I think we're talking at cross-purposes here. Absolutely the pulse weapons that we know to have been identified as plasma-based are using a delivery system which encapsulates plasma in some sort of field. But what I think we're alltip-toeing around si the idea that the early-TOS weapons could also be plasma-based, but using a system whereby a thin stream of plasma is channelled along a stream of ionised gas, said ionised gas having been created by a laser? Perhaps such a "laser-channelled plasma pistol" might even be come to be known as a "laser pistol" for short?

Hey, I just remembered something: remember back in "Broken Bow," the final confrontation between Archer and, oh bugger, um, head Suliban guy in Future Guy's wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey chamber? One effect from that, where a future-echo of the phase pistol beam is seen, allowing the actual beam to be dodged? That led to all sorts of theorising about the nature of phase beams and initiator/carrier beams. Something like that, I'd search for a link but I'm off to bed.

EDIT: http://flare.solareclipse.net/cgi2/ultimatebb.cgi/topic/6/1413.html?#000000

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Daniel Butler
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Speaking of laser-induced plasma channels, they're using that tech to induce lightning strikes in storm clouds right now.

Lee: Name of Silik.

And hi. I'm back. Internet was out for a week. Anybody miss me?

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I wondered where you were...

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Reverend
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He was gone?

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Daniel Butler
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quote:
Originally posted by Reverend:
He was gone?

Ahhh, it's good to be home.
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Sean
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I didn't notice either.

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Daniel Butler
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My...my own sidekick?? ET TU, SEAN!?
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Sean
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I apologize. My tights were restricting blood flow to my brain.

Whilst thou forgiveith thee?

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Daniel Butler
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So what, your brain is in your pants? [Wink]

(Wilst thou forgive me. Forgive is in the infinitive there, not conjugated.)

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(And "thee" means "you".)
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Sean
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I'm sorry, I'm not used to consciously conjugating the english language. And no Dan, I wear my nylons on top of my head.

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Daniel Butler
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Thee is the objective form. I give it to thee, thou givest it to me.
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Well, yes. But he was using it as an object, so that much was okay.
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