A Closer Look At The ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Phasers

Star Trek: Discovery Phaser Pistols & Canons Revealed!

Star Trek: Discovery is now in full on hype mode! Today, we have our best look at the Starfleet phaser pistols and phaser canons that will be used on the new series. This comes just a day after the Starfleet communicators were revealed by CBS through social media on Monday.

The show takes place in the prime timeline and is set approximately ten years before Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise explored the galaxy in Star Trek: The Original Series.

With San Diego Comic-Con kicking off this week, we expect to have some major news coming out of the big Star Trek: Discovery panel taking place on Saturday.

Take a look at the new phasers that will be used on the show below.

Star Trek: Discovery launches on CBS and CBS All Access on September 24.

Phaser Pistol


Star Trek: Discovery Phaser


Star Trek: Discovery Phaser

Star Trek: Discovery Phaser

Phaser Canon

Star Trek: Discovery phaser canon

A connection to “The Cage”?

The Discovery phasers are reminiscent of those used by Starfleet Captain Christopher Pike in The Original Series pilot “The Cage”.

Captain Pike holding a phaser in "The Cage"
Captain Pike holding a phaser in “The Cage” | Photo: CBS Home Entertainment

What do you think of the new phaser design? Tell us in the comments section below.

Discovery‘s 15-episode first season will premiere on September 24 at 8:30 PM ET on CBS. Immediately following the first episode’s release, the second episode will be available on CBS All Access, with subsequent episodes released on Sundays. The first eight episodes will run from September 24 through November 5, with the series returning in January 2018.

The cast of Star Trek: Discovery includes Michelle Yeoh (Captain Philippa Georgiou) Jason Isaacs (Captain Gabriel Lorca), Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), Chris Obi (T’Kuvma), Doug Jones (Lt. Saru), James Frain(Sarek), and Shazad Latif (Kol), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Stamets), Sam Vartholomeos (Ensign Connor), Mary Wiseman (Cadet Tilly), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd).

Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Heather Kadin and Alex Kurtzman are executive producers on the series. Nicholas Meyer, Kirsten Beyer and Ted Sullivan are serving as a writers and consulting producers.

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  • hellion

    reminds me of the phaser (edit: laser?) from “the cage”.

  • Mark Mayer

    THANK YOU!! Finally a phaser that looks like a cross between TOS and the cage and not some faggotty silver phaser that looks like it should have its own show in vegas.

    • You do realize that us goddam FAGGOTS were building models, working cameras, painting sets and writing scripts, yes? I guess we are lucky you didn’t throw in anything about Jews…

      • Mark Mayer

        I did not mean that word in that context. The new trek movies were too bright for me, everything looked like it belonged in a vegas show. I had hoped when they announced the movies things would be a lil more TOS rather then silver this, silver that.Hell the Enterprise reminded me of popeye, the engines were his arms. And that word in the UK also means cigarettes, so I didn’t mean it in the way you thought I did.

        • Defiant

          Don’t explain yourself. He knew how you meant it. He’s just some social justice warrior…

  • The phaser looks great. A NICE hero model.

  • Vger64

    Love it!!!

  • Richard Snowden

    If only they’d done the same with the ship and uniforms…(and Klingons…)

  • Guillermo_del_Yayo

    It would be very cool if an acrylic beam emitter popped out of the nozzle that you set the phaser to use. I always like the TOS clear beam emitter.

  • MIstwalker

    That’s a pretty good looking phaser, I have to say. I like the inclusion of the little pop out phaser, too.