They did end up “Lucasizing” Trek with the new remastered classic episodes:
“Nonlethal weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on American citizens in crowd-control situations before being used on the battlefield, the Air Force secretary said Tuesday.
“If we’re not willing to use it here against our fellow citizens, then we should not be willing to use it in a wartime situation.”
Just…..Holy Shit. I have no words.
EDIT: For those of you wondering about the effects of this “nonlethal” weapon in controlled tests: Read this report. Then think about how likely real-world use would match the test conditions (no glasses or contacts worn by test subjects, struck targets allowed a “cool-down period” before re-targeting)…