Yes, this was probably only an attempt on the side of writers of DS9 to establish the Bat'leth as a traditional, ancient weapon...
As for the weapon's apperance - it was not before the TNG episode when the Vorcha class was introduced (can't remember the name, it was about the dying chancellor, Duras, succession and so on).
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I've finished off the model of the TypeIII Phaser Rifle. Now I have to unwrap and texture it. As it's a simple model, I'll make a quick video showing the process of unwrapping...probably won't have time this week for it though, but keep your eyes peeled.
Also, I've created a Facebook page for the mod. When Topas linked the old post that I had made so long ago I figured it would be nice to have a stable place to store all these images online, so I dug up the old renders and posted them there. All new updates will be on there too, so 'Like' us today!
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I will not be taking part in the contest, but I support it 100%! Great idea, BIS!
awesome I'll give you a shout later this month about the units if you still need the job done, I think I can put something nice together using what you sent me.
Set phasers to "fabulous!"
Everyone tempted to post another inane/useless/whogivesatoss topic in the A3 forum - here.
Yet another nice piece of classic sci-fi coming to life.
It's a shame that it was never used during the series... Maybe it was, but honestly can't remember seeing it in use except for the Kirk / Mitchel fight in the 2nd pilot.
btw; since you're doing one weapon from this era, any chances for the handphasers from the same period? (the cage / where no man has gone before) It was a pity that the visual style of The Cage was abandoned in favor of the candylike, colourful crap of the TOS... The first pilot was in many regards (sets/props/overal attention to detail) much more better than the actual series...
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@Fox, I'll let you know. I need to make changes to that model, but as you know time is a limited resource, and I haven't gotten around to it yet. The changes should be minor, but necessary.
@Cam: Haha...Why do I imagine you saying it in a Zoolander-type voice?
@Topas: That was the only episode that it was used. They later decided that it was against the ideals of Star Trek, and limited them to Type II phasers. I've decided to add them as standard weaponry to the red-shirts just so they have a fighting chance. PS: I was half asleep when I checked this thread with my iPad earlier, but did you post an image with some crazy looking Type III variations? If so, can you send me that link again, please? Also, if you mean the hand lasers, then I'm sure I could work something out. Should be easy enough.
I personally prefer the colourful route that they decided to take. Everything in that first pilot really was too bland, and I found Pike to be somewhat unlikable. I wonder if they had more money to spend on the first pilot. There is one thing to be said about that episode, however, and that is: I'll always be creeped out by a smiling Spock.
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Black finish, silver lining, fine wood accents here and there featured in the Cage are much more timeless and stylish.
For those here who do not know the difference:
the Cage bridge
In general I found the way he seemed a bit 'lost' on the bridge with female officers and yeomen present funny and making him a 'living' character. A nice contrast to sexist, alpha male Kirk.
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You're right about the circumstances we see Pike in. I imagine if Pike were left on the show, he would end up being more like Admiral Odama in BSG...which isn't bad, but Star Trek was intended to be a cowboy show set in space.