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Join Date: Dec 2007
07-05-2011, 07:32 AM
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True enough, No offense taken. there are alot of us (old) warriors out there. Canon is important when it come to being Klingon.
But you are of course right to recognize the need for some creativity where canon is not available.
For example I stumbbled onto two interesting and in some areas similar rank insignia conceps:
There are also several conflicting backgrounds, depending on the "era" one gets into stuff like the novels and what they tell about Klingon history and psychology...or what ships they use for that matter.
I guess to some extend fans will probably have to decide which version they wish to follow and take a creative leap from there.
The DS9 Technical manual for example gives an entirely different view on what the Disruptor does, explaining it's a buildup of particles contained in a focefiled until the particles become unstable and are release by an opening in the forcefield.
I guess that sounds way cooler than saying it's a highly advanced microwave-based weapon that (quite unlike the microwave ovens in our kitchens) can affect all kinds of materials equally well, not just hydrogen molecules.
But I must admit the old version was more useful when, as the Trek-nerd I am, I started to design my own KDF-toolbox for battlefield engineers.
An item among them is a small multi-purpose cutter/drill/welder that works the way FASA pictured it.
Depending on the intensity and focus of the beam, it can cut (high focus, high intensity), drill (high intensity, less focus) or weld (low intensity).
I think the first two are easy enough to imagine.
In weld-mode it destabilizes the molecules on the surface (or surcfaces) you want to weld and then you put them together.
When the effect wears off and the molecules reallign the surfaces fuse togetehr at the molecular level.
Much easier to imagine with something based on the old FASA stuff instead of some particle-stream thingy.:p
I realize I'm going a bit off topic here and I hope noone minds that too much.