Earl Grey 259: Ship Based Wesleys / by Richard Marquez

Weapons of TNG, Part 2.


Runtime: 1 hour 11 minutes 50 seconds

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The primary mission of the crew of The Next Generation is one of exploration. However, they need the means to defend themselves from any danger or combat situations that they encounter. Just about every species that they interact with also has weapons of various kinds at their disposal. What kinds of weapons do we see and what do the types and abilities of those weapons say about both Federation and non-Federations species?

In this episode of Earl Grey, hosts Richard Marquez, Amy Nelson, and Justin Oser discuss the various weapons that are seen in the episodes and movies of The Next Generation and what insights we can gain from comparing Federation and non-Federation weapons. This episode focuses on ship weapons, including phasers, photon torpedoes, disruptors, and bombs. This is Part 2 in a two part series - Part 1 covered hand weapons on Earl Grey 257.


Intro (00:01:21)
Picard News (00:04:30)
Babel Conference Feedback (00:10:13)
Phasers and Photon Torpedoes (00:20:30)
Federation vs Non (00:30:36)
Favorite Weapons (00:37:15)
Tractor Beam a weapon? (00:39:28)
Weapon placements (00:41:45)
Bombs/Mines (00:48:32)
Final Thoughts (00:56:20)


Richard Marquez
Justin Oser
Amy Nelson


Richard Marquez (Editor and Producer) Justin Oser (Producer) Amy Nelson (Producer) Tony Robinson (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Michael E Hueter (Associate Producer) Thomas Appel (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Tony Robinson (Show Art) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)