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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 106
# 12
04-19-2013, 08:21 PM
Disruptors came from an early TOS episode where they were sonic disruptors and then later when klingons came they they were given the same prop and some how got called disruptors and it stuck.
heck even Starfleet type 2 phasers also had a disruptor effect setting.
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Sonic_disruptor
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Disruptor