30 May 2012
The Weapons of Sci-Fi: The EM-33 Plasma Pistol from Star Trek: Enterprise
During the original run of Star Trek: Enterprise, I was interested in the original pistol of the NX-01 Enterprise, the plasma DEW EM-33. Here is the ficitional history of the EM-33 that I wrote in 2005.
Early History of the EM-33
However, the small United Earth military space fleet did not go much beyond the Sol system for these Space Boomers to protect themselves as best they could with relatively chemically propelled kinetic energy and laser beam pistols, while their starships carried heavier early plasma weapon technology.
Effectiveness of the EM-33
Late History of the EM-33
The Assault Phaser: the 23rd Century EM-33?