#1 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
#2 Edited by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -

A simple question with unlimited answers... let the battle begin 
 EDIT: For the sake of the argument we shall say phasers are set to....KILL!

Obi-Wan  

Captain Jean Luc Picard 
 
 
 
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#3 Posted by LaserLambert (167 posts) -

What setting are we talking here man, like a 2? or stun? or uhh 10? maybe if you change the frequency to the opposite or match it or whatever it could pass through, who knows? as much as star trek tried to go into it's science i feel it was always lax around the things that weren't actual words.

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#4 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4308 posts) -

I have no clue...  because I havent watched Star Trek.  

#5 Posted by JasonR86 (9695 posts) -

A question that philosophers have pondered for centuries.

#6 Edited by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@JasonR86 said:

A question that philosophers have pondered for centuries.

This is why I bring this question to the masterminds at GiantBomb.com, a video game website.
#7 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Of course it can.  A phaser is just a more advanced particle beam generator and lasers are also particle beam generators and they are always deflected by a lightsaber.

#8 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:
Of course it can.  A phaser is just a more advanced particle beam generator and lasers are also particle beam generators and they are always deflected by a lightsaber.
Yup. It would be like if the blaster fired a stream. No difference. 
#9 Posted by Dagbiker (6976 posts) -

Technecaly light sabers are just lasors that bend. So no, a lightsaber could not deflect a phaser.

#10 Posted by WMoyer83 (642 posts) -

They deflect the Storm Troopers crappy laser gun thingys, so I vote yes.

#11 Posted by Mirado (993 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

@JasonR86 said:

A question that philosophers have pondered for centuries.

This is why I bring this question to the masterminds at GiantBomb.com

Giantbomb.com? I heard that's a website, about video games! A video game website, if you will.

And yeah, I'm going with deflection.

#12 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1832 posts) -

yes it sure can!

#13 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@Mirado said:

@Sackmanjones said:

@JasonR86 said:

A question that philosophers have pondered for centuries.

This is why I bring this question to the masterminds at GiantBomb.com

Giantbomb.com? I heard that's a website, about video games! A video game website, if you will.

And yeah, I'm going with deflection.

Its not just a video game website.. its a website to the future...
#14 Posted by Shirogane (3571 posts) -

Pretty sure the lightsaber would be able to deflect it. But then again, we're talking two totally different universes.

Also, i feel like those who would actually get along too well to want to fight each other...

#15 Posted by ShinjiEx (625 posts) -

Don't even joke about that dude!
 
If a lightsaber deflected a phaser a time warp paradox anomaly would open destroying the world!

#16 Posted by SSully (4185 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Technecaly light sabers are just lasors that bend. So no, a lightsaber could not deflect a phaser.

Then how is a light saber able to deflect the lasers from the stormtroops weapons?

#17 Edited by VisariLoyalist (2992 posts) -

I'm going to say no because I don't think a phaser shot has any mass (or little to no mass) given it's a energy(light) beam whereas a blaster shot I interpret as a super energized mass of some kind that could "bounce" of the light saber. Of course a lightsaber could still absorb the phaser shot but given that a phaser is a steady stream and there could be multiple shots being fired, the potential to quickly switch between beams to prevent harm to the user would be limited.

Please note for super nerds: I don't know the supposed lore it just seems like the properties I'm suggesting naturally follow from the way the two types of shot are portrayed.

#18 Posted by Jay444111 (2441 posts) -

A better question to ask is.

Can a light saber and it's jedi stop a mini guns worth of bullets?

Or better yet, can they even have the reaction to STOP a bullet?

#19 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@Jay444111 said:

A better question to ask is.

Can a light saber and it's jedi stop a mini guns worth of bullets?

Or better yet, can they even have the reaction to STOP a bullet?

This is a silly question. A jedi could simply stop all the bullets using the force. c'mon man...
#20 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

No, because lightsabers are not in the same universe as phasers, and vice-versa.

#21 Edited by Aetheldod (3579 posts) -

Of course it can !!! What kind of silly questions you ask?

Edit: Even if it is a steady stream , the lightsaber could absorve it just like the force lighting no?

#22 Posted by selbie (1900 posts) -

A jedi would have to be pretty skilled to deflect a constant beam weapon, but I'm sure it technically could. If you can explain how a lightsaber generates its blade, you can explain how a phaser beam would interact with it.

In other words.....FUCKED IF I KNOW!

#23 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@Aetheldod said:

Of course it can !!! What kind of silly questions you ask?

Edit: Even if it is a steady stream , the lightsaber could absorve it just like the force lighting no?

The world may never know.  This is why "Time will Tell" is an answer
#24 Posted by Bleeble (95 posts) -

@Jay444111 said:

A better question to ask is.

Can a light saber and it's jedi stop a mini guns worth of bullets?

Or better yet, can they even have the reaction to STOP a bullet?

A laser moves at the speed of light. A bullet does not.

#25 Posted by Whamola (131 posts) -

In the dumb fantasy sci-fi world, yes, a lightsabre would deflect a phaser blast.

In real life (assuming you could stop a laser beam and use it as a sword), they'd pass through each other. Furthermore, a light sabre wouldn't cut through things so much as burn through them, kind of like with those green laser pointers.

#26 Posted by Jayzilla (2561 posts) -

@MrKlorox said:

No, because lightsabers are not in the same universe as phasers, and vice-versa.

Incorrect. Star Trek is in our galaxy. Star Wars is in a galaxy far, far away. That means they are in the same universe.

On topic: Light Sabers could totally deflect phasers, and evil will always triumph over good because good is dumb.

#27 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@Jayzilla said:

@MrKlorox said:

No, because lightsabers are not in the same universe as phasers, and vice-versa.

Star Trek is in our galaxy. Star Wars is in a galaxy far, far away. That means they are in the same universe.

You sir are a scholar.
#28 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

probably yes, but star trek is still better than star wars.

#29 Posted by Xeiphyer (5604 posts) -

You know, those stupid starwars blasters are so bad. The "light" beams they fire travel incredibly slow, and they're apparently very inaccurate. Why the switch from real bullets?! They had enough materials to build TWO Death Stars, so surely resources isn't an issue!
 
On topic: Its hard to say, cuz lightsabres are able to deflect other particle based weapons in the star wars universe. Assuming that they are in some way the same particles due to their mutual basis of light, I'd say it would deflect.

#30 Posted by SexualBubblegumX (542 posts) -

I'm going to guess, yes a light saber could deflect a phaser. But Kirk would still find a way to beat a jedi.... Unless it's Obi Wan... Then it would be some sort of stalemate.

#31 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@SexualBubblegumX said:
I'm going to guess, yes a light saber could deflect a phaser. But Kirk would still find a way to beat a jedi.... Unless it's Obi Wan... Then it would be some sort of stalemate.
Your saying this man would beat a jedi? I'm a bit skeptical... 
  
#32 Posted by SexualBubblegumX (542 posts) -
@Sackmanjones
Yep. Kirk always bullshitted his way out of a mess. He didn't bang THAT many green chicks for no reason.
#33 Posted by allworkandlowpay (874 posts) -

I don't believe so. Star Wars lightsabers are able to deflect blaster bolts because they are contained capsules of heated plasma. Phasers use concentrated beams of nadion radiation.

#34 Posted by StarvingGamer (8227 posts) -

Set to kill, yes, but in the extended universe Luke encountered a group of aliens with stun blasters that fired at a wavelength that passed through a light saber blade. It was only by later adjusting the frequency of his blade to a level so low that he could no longer cut objects with it, that he was able to deflect the bolts from their blasters. I'd assume that a Star Fleet standard issue phaser would be capable of the same adjustment.

#35 Posted by Blackout62 (1340 posts) -

All I know is what I was told on graduation: Obi-Wan could beat Picard in a fight, but it would be really hard to explain why.

#36 Posted by SexualBubblegumX (542 posts) -
@Blackout62
But what about Kirk? :D
#37 Posted by Fattony12000 (7402 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Technecaly light sabers are just lasors that bend. So no, a lightsaber could not deflect a phaser.

GOD DON'T YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY OF THIS FICTIONAL SCI-FI WORLD?

"The weapon consisted of a blade of pure plasma emitted from the hilt and suspended in a force containment field. The field contained the immense heat of the plasma, protecting the wielder, and allowed the blade to keep its shape."

From http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lightsaber . The only source that matters.

#38 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@Jayzilla said:

@MrKlorox said:

No, because lightsabers are not in the same universe as phasers, and vice-versa.

Incorrect. Star Trek is in our galaxy. Star Wars is in a galaxy far, far away. That means they are in the same universe.

On topic: Light Sabers could totally deflect phasers, and evil will always triumph over good because good is dumb.

Since there are infinite parallel universes, how can you assume either of those franchises are set this very one? Especially when Star Trek has a number divergent universes in its own fiction.
#39 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@SexualBubblegumX said:
@Blackout62: But what about Kirk? :D
Yes... what about Kirk...
#40 Posted by MattyFTM (14383 posts) -

A normal phaser beam? Yeah, sure. But at the press of a button, a phaser can do this:

The wide beam setting could immediately obliterate anyone wielding a lightsaber. Those phaser beams are wider than a lightsaber, thus making it impossible for a lightsaber to block them. The phaser wins.

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#41 Posted by Henny (105 posts) -

Really depends on if you are talking about the original trilogy lightsabers or prequel ones. If prequel ones then the contention is easy to resolve. They don't exist.

#42 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

A lightsbaer can cut through anything but another lightsaber.

#43 Posted by Veektarius (4813 posts) -

@SSully: Star Wars blasters are not firing beams of light. If they did, they'd travel a lot faster.

#44 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

Star wars vs Star Trek thread

UGH

#45 Posted by PenguinDust (12511 posts) -

Sure, the lightsaber is just a tool for the Jedi/Sith to focus their Force Deflection powers. Laser beams or wide area of attacks such as Force Lightning can be redirected with Force Deflection. Remember, the ability to destroy a planet, or even a whole system, is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

#46 Posted by SSully (4185 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

@SSully: Star Wars blasters are not firing beams of light. If they did, they'd travel a lot faster.

My mistake. I guess by that logic a lightsaber isn't actually a saber of light, since it wouldn't just stop at a certain length.