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Survivor of Remus
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 359
# 12
02-25-2013, 03:51 PM
Tractor beams are stupid because they are CLEARLY not made from tractors. Tractor Beam Repulsors make a great deal of sense since they are beams that repulse tractors (which is what space ships are made of).

In all seriousness, tractor beams ARE standard equipment, but novel use of them in combat requires skill, presumably, on the part of the tractor beam control guy. "Tractor Hold" would be a better name, sure. I kind of miss the tractors from Starfleet Command, which could be used to quietly and respectfully slam enemy ships directly into planets or asteroids.