Laser Cannon
(c. 2250)

Laser Cannon - Click for larger image


Energy projector/artillery weapon.


This weapon isn't actually named in the episode (the first pilot, "The Cage"), it's merely mentioned as channelling the ship's engine power into a blue beam; the damage it causes cannot be assessed - as Talosian mind control prevents the operators from seeing any damage at all! The Enterprise's first officer (an unnamed Lieutenant) says it should cut straight through the rock formation they're aiming at; later when the mind control has been removed this is seen to be largely true, with a great deal of charring of the remaining rock.



Ready to fire



Observing - from a safe distance, and with goggles!

Continued fire has no effect - or so they think