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JJ Star Trek Phaser

Assuming that the increased traffic to my website isn't another DDoS attack and in reality reflects some added interest, then welcome! Sorry about the delay.

Yes, this is the new phaser from the new Star Trek film. I haven't watched it yet so I don't know a lot about it, but I gather from those who have that they're none the wiser.

So, what can we say about it? Yes, it does have two barrels which spin around depending on what you want to do to the target, stun it or kill it. This was in fact the first information revealed on this prop - an EW article on 16 October 2008 said: "[Kirk and Spock] have infiltrated a Romulan warcraft only to see their mission explode into a raging phaser fight. No longer are their signature Trek weapons boxy plastic toys, but sleek silver gizmos with spring-triggered barrels that revolve and glow in the transition from 'stun' to 'kill.' Problem is, every time Kirk raises his newfangled ray gun, the barrel revolves too early. Or too late. Or not at all. Giggles and unprintable curses fly. Someone lightens the mood with a quip: 'Most illogical, captain.'" The 'kill' barrel is coloured a helpful red to distinguish it. Health & Safety, 23rd-Century style!

Now, I'm not sure how I feel about the idea. It seems to me that, given this film is (I think) set in an alternate 2250s, the alternating-barrel concept is meant to pay homage to the laser pistols from the two TOS pilot episodes "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before." These weapons featured a triple-muzzle barrel which rotated around the axis of the line of fire depending on the setting required. At the same time it has many design elements in common with the classic TOS Phaser which even those less familar with Trek might recognise.

In conjunction with the film, Playmates have brought out a toy version which is quite a lot of fun (yes, I have one). It's quite accurate, although the 'real' prop is coloured a near-pewter rather than the chrome of the toy, which rubs off on your hands! The 'stun' barrel on the toy is blue, but metallic on the original. The action figures and, yes, Mattel's Barbie dolls also feature the phaser. If you own any of these latter toys and would like to comment, please write in (I guarantee your anonymity).

info from.phasers.net
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:iconjonbluestone:
jonbluestone Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I happen to have a 'pattern' of this prop made from the original movie molds. I'll take some pics at some point and mail you a copy, although at this point I'm sure it's very old news.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
cool i want to do batter one sometime
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jonbluestone Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll make sure you get nice clean shots. I also have some 'toy' versions (to scale) of the 2009 Tricorder and Communicator.
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
sweet thanks
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Fujin777 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Cool gun.
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DalekOfBorg Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
That's such a neat gun.
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ThirdDegre Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Artist
I only just noticed this in your gallery. I am a huge Trek fan, great job man!
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
thanks im a trekker to
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ThirdDegre Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Not a problem. Im actually in the middle of making a Trek weapon if sorts. For now it will be a PMG project as with most of my other works. But i hope to use it to make a real prop gun!
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
So I am not the only one who have one of this.
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist
I have one too! In fact I wrote this: [link]
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
You now you should write a small tech book. But how about to see a rifle version of it. Like the old C-96 broomhandle; just add a rifle stock extension and viola.
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
The rotating barrels is rater weak spot on a niece weapon. I understand the concept of the colors, extremly smart, but it would have been better to have tow barrels, one on top of the other. This way the weapons is much robust. It may be the future but murphy's law still rule.
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SkyFire117 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
eum there's no trigger
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:iconbagera3005:
bagera3005 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
new design its banded in to grip
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SkyFire117 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
oh cool :)
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frazzimals Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
<3
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Plot holes for VFX sake, like sending Kirk to an ice planet that makes Hoth look HOT, with nasty alien monster for young Kirk to run from?

Please, (they could have) use(d) the time for story or character development other than to fill up(bloat?) your VFX budget. Not to mention Scotties so called miracle transporter trick that could take them from the said ice planet, back to the Enterprise(at warp no less) is more illogic than four Spocks could handle(let alone two).

Granted I loved the opening sequence, and the young Kirk scene. Up till 'Bones' injection someway balloons Kirk's hands is my personal 'jump the shark' moment.
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist
My problem is it tried to create a new continuity and created more of a mess than if they had made a clean breakaway/disconnected universe.

Yeah, gotta say the whole pre-title sequence is the best part of the movie. There's just too many cracks in it after that.
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
My only other beef is the strange interior of the Enterprise especially the 'water tubes'. The ship looked like a set not a structural ship.
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EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist
Yeah, the bridge is all clean and smooth and fresh looking (get rid of the god-dammed lens flares and shaky camera! :pissed:), and the engineering spaces are all exposed pipes 'n shit. Very jarring. :wtf:
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
old show jumped shark few time
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JayWEccent Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks great. Reminds me of the classic one. I saw the film and loved it except for the interior of the Enterprise, The person who played Sulu sucked, and the love scenes between Uhura and Spock should have been scrapped:pissed:I also didn’t like that they made Uhura a party girl who loved to drink… Apparently a lot???

It is actually much more accurate than other re-makes that have been attempted. Actually, It isn't a re-make I guess sence it actually connects to the other Treks in some ways:)


Other than those terrible things it was well done in sticking true to the classic Trek. Of course there will be changes though, Some guy is mucking about with the Space Time Continuum using Red Matter, Stuffs gotta change.
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You are giving the JJ re-engineers too much credit...
The only homage the movie played was some casual name dropping, (and not very accurate in some places)
Add to that the sound..(OH DON'T GET ME STARTED!) Sufficed to say the sound effects from the 50's Forbidden Planet were more realistic.

If you couldn't tell, while I did like the movie, I didn't think it was good trek...[link]

As far as your work Great...I can't do line drawing very well on computer...Good job!
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i like both old an new trek
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cgran22 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
This will get all the geeks Running :)
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