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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 21
02-20-2010, 06:41 PM
Originally Posted by Talvisota
I don't think torpedoes were even mentioned on-screen in TOS until TMP. I could be wrong, though.

Either way, the irony is that photon torpedoes have nothing to do with light at all; they're more or less guided antimatter projectiles.
Actually there is no irony there my friend.
Photons are actually created from the annihilation process when matter and antimatter interact.
So you could say the term "photon torpedo" is spot on.