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- As I recall that was after they destroyed the Xindi weapon. -- Q 10:15, 20 Mar 2005 (EST)
- When the Columbia was seen firing its cannons in "Divergence" (ENT), the energy beam was streamed like that of the previous cannon, suggestimg that pulsed phase cannons simply fired a more powerful beam of energy than its predecessors. or perhaps the cannon ramped between a high energy state and a lower energy state in rapid succession creating the illusion of a single beam. we know that normal phase cannons were pretty weak as orginally built. we also know that pumping overload levels of energy will make them very powerful. but that method also causes some pretty nasty feedback. but if the energy is only fed through in short 'bursts' the feedback might not be as bad, while retaining much of the same results. not unlike how some industrial lasers cycle through millisecond pulses to conserve energy. just speculation of course. - Mithril 07:08, 22 June 2006 (UTC)
- ...or that instead of firing as one beam, it pulsates the firing of the cannon: it discharges and keeps the energy flow moving in pulses as opposed to a continuous beam, possibly to cut down on cooling time.
Is this the weapon the ISS Enterprise and the ISS Avenger used in "In a Mirror, Darkly" parts 1&2 and is the NX class in the mirror universe armed with pulsed phase cannons?.--TyphussJediVader 15:12, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
- As I said on the file, I'm pretty sure those were torpedos since they were using the fireball in space effect used in DS9 as well as the sound effect used when they were fired. - Archduk3 15:16, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
- Maybe, it was seen firing standard looking phasers presumably from a standard phase cannon, but the NX-02 in the prime universe had pulsed phase cannons and they looked like standard phasers too. - Archduk3 15:42, September 2, 2010 (UTC)