Emitters were also a component of hand phasers. --From Andoria with Love 17:32, 20 Oct 2005 (UTC)

"Phaser emitters are standard components of hand phasers." Um, that's just a rewording of what I said above. Come on, we can come up with more than that, can't we? :P --From Andoria with Love 03:59, 21 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Oh, Shran... well, I was very tired (same old excuse, lol). I'm sure you'll do better. :-) Zsingaya Talk 05:40, 21 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Sorry then, didn't mean to offend. But, no, I don't think I can do better, since I don't know much about phaser emitters other than they emit the phaser beam. Oh, well, somebody will get around to it. :P --From Andoria with Love 14:53, 21 Oct 2005 (UTC)

What about the little details? Edit

When you get a good close-up shot of the old Phaser emitters on the Constitution and Miranda refits, you might see that they are little hemispheres that are surrounded by that painted rectangle. Thus the possible discussion that the old phaser emitters were of the "ball-type". Also, I remember reading at one point that the Type 7 (or 8) phaser array, the first produced model (again as I remember reading) was just as powerful as the Type 8 emitter, but used energy more efficiently ni both power cost and beam output, so it always outperformed the emitter in damage potential and even accuracy. Also, might I ask why use the actual numeric number (in this case, 8) for their names rather than the Roman numerals that are used to describe the Type X phasers of the Galaxy class ships and the Type XII (aka Type 12) used on the Sovereign class? --MKSuleth 01:43, 2 Nov 2005 (UTC)

As for the "Roman Numeral" thingy, I don't know why it was changed, I like it better that way too. As for the rest, its best to keep to what you've seen on-screen and can substantiate with a reference either from an episode of from a film. If you've got information thats non-canon, you can add it to the bottom of the page, but in italics. Zsingaya Talk 05:43, 21 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Well, I've seen covers for Wrath of Khan that showed, in a closeup view of Reliant, "ball-like" protrusions from the hull inside the yello rectangle. Those same things have been seen on the Enterprise too. I don't know what the rules are yet for posting a text link to the images (and I don't think I will for the moment), and at least one of them from Star Trek VI shows shadows coming off the phaser emitters on Enterprise's dorsal saucer when the torpedo rips through it in the fight with Kang. They look like half-spherical emitters (aka ball-type) to me. You can do a google image search for "st02-hp2", "St6-hit", and "Star_Trek_VI_Undiscovered_Country_StarTrek_6_003" to get a closer view of the emitters. Include the quotes and have a look at the results that have the largest resolution possible. As for the phaser bank comment I made, that is a point, but I'd like to relate again that the USS Voyager was supposed to have Type VII phaser arrays, which I cannot yet confirm the actual authenticity yet, and those could be the first made array type, and the weakest which could mean a Type VIII emitter could do more harm in raw impact than a Type VII array could. Again, I cannot confirm it, so it shouldn't be taken at face value until I can get some actual evidence to confirm it; either on-screen or a passage from an encyclopedia. --MKSuleth 01:43, 2 Nov 2005 (UTC)

Unfortunately, this picture [1] doesn't actually show phaser emitters, they're actually on the underside of the saucer section, as you can see here [2]. I'm not actually sure what those, to use your wording, "ball-like" objects are, does anyone else know? Zsingaya Talk 05:27, 25 Oct 2005 (UTC)

They would have to have emitters on the top as well, otherwise the ships would have one big blind spot. Sure we've only ever seen them being fired from the underside of the saucer in the show and in the movies, but it just wouldn't make sense to put almost all the primary weapons on the ventral side of a Starfleet ship's primary saucer and have nothing on the dorsal side to defend it. Therefore, those have to be phaser emitters too. Otherwise, they'd be defending their dorsal area almost constantly in a fight by rolling the ship to keep one of their emitters lined up. It's what common sense seems to tell me. Especially considering the positioning of the dorsal emitters is in the same firing arcs as the emitters on the ventral part of the saucer. They would also have to be fixed-arc meaning they may only be able to fire in a cone facing directly in front of their position. Side to the sides, and so on logically. This can be explained in TWoK when Reliant and Enterprise took shots at each other and Enterprise returned fire with her port (or was that starboard? hard to keep it correct when you are used to Left and Right for directional references) phasers at Reliant to force the smaller vessel away from their damaged torpedo tube. --MKSuleth 01:43, 2 Nov 2005 (UTC)
Now that I have an account, I can actually put a signature on my discussion comments. :) --MKSuleth 01:43, 2 Nov 2005 (UTC)

I'm having trouble finding any more references to phaser emitters, since I can't remember accurate episodes, and I've used up the references from the "What links here" button. Anyone else want to have a go? Zsingaya Talk 16:03, 25 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Phaser Cannon? Edit

I belive that the Phaser Cannon as seen on the Enterprise D in "All Good Things..." diservers it's own page -- Awar 12:47, 24 May 2007 (UTC).