View Full Version : Spock to U.S. Air Force: 'Set PHaSR to stun'

10-12-2006, 01:53 PM
It may have taken 40 years, but the U.S. Air Force finally has developed what the crew of the Starship Enterprise had in their arsenal decades ago: a working stun gun. The Personal Halting and Stimulation Response, or PHaSR, stops people in their tracks when they fall down laughing at the name…. Check that. I mean when they get blasted by a dazzling nonlethal laser beam, creating an effect similar to walking out from a dark movie theater into the bright sunshine. The idea is that you could use the PHaSR for controlling hostile crowds or for perimeter defense at checkpoints, etc. I'm thinking out loud here, but wouldn't a nice pair of Ray Bans or Oakleys be an effective countermeasure? And who knows the havoc you could wreak with a pair of mirror shades.
— Michael Trei [/b]

http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2006/1..._to_us_air.html (http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2006/10/07/spock_to_us_air.html)

Lord help us if they try to develop the alien weapons from "Stargate SG1" series. One blast you're stunned unconscious. Two blasts, you're a goner! :rolleyes:

10-12-2006, 04:38 PM
I used to love it when Cap't Kirk would say set your phasers to fun.