It seems like it has been an eternity since I’ve made any updates. I did have two new, substantial entries almost ready to go when my computer suffered a “fatal error.” And of course I hadn’t made any back-ups of the files in question. So unless Scotty himself works some miracle on my behalf, I will likely have to reconstruct them from memory.
In the meantime, here’s a quick addition to my ongoing fascination with the wide-angle phaser. I’ve identified two more references to the technology. In the Voyager episode “Worst Case Scenario” the holographic Seska threatens the crew with a phaser set to wide-beam dispersal.
The other reference pushes the technology back even farther in Star Trek lore. In the