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# 14
02-06-2013, 01:52 PM
You know, in the original early TOS episodes they did get the photons torpedoes right in how their explosions look. Sadly that was abandoned later and especially in TNG where they turned into firecrackers instead.

A nuke and M/AM explosion in space is one bright flash of light, there's where the name photon torpedo comes form, then fading rapidly away. Unless close to hull then you have a ton of radiation hitting the hull and rapidly heating it up.