The magical STO Tractor beam
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Join Date: Jun 2012
09-13-2012, 11:29 AM
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energy beam never inplicate an oposite reaction otherwise you would be push back each time you fire with beam or cannon at anything too.
In the show, in my opinion, they added 'special effect'' to be more interesting like to shake ship and making some 'boom' sounds instead of people standing arms crossed watching other vessel while tractor beam is working or not.
Energy never link anything phisicaly unlike the NX class with his graplor.
The only realistic things to add would be a drain on engine power or auxilary power, the more other ship is trying to get free the more power you need to ad to emiters.
Ah, but there's a difference in energy types! Cannons, beams and photons do not create recoil cause they have no tangible mass.
A graviton beam on the other hand, is linkning two object together like two magnets. Like magnets, the polarity can be reversed to create a repulsion effect. Regular tractor beams can be used just like a grapplor, to hold someone
relative to your position
. Not relative to a point in space.