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Re-Used Props - Other Weapons
by
Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider

Blade Weapons - Forcefields Generators - Explosive Devices

 

Many props of Star Trek were later modified or even recycled without changes to represent equipment for a different purpose or of another civilization. Here are quite a few examples of various weapons. Please note that every statement made here should be taken with a grain of salt. There is no need to seek for explanations. Certainly we are not supposed to watch closely enough to notice that distant civilizations have the same weapons.

 

Blade Weapons

Tkon halberd The Tkon halberd is later seen again as a Klingon weapon in "Sins of the Father" in K'mpec's office and on Boreth in "Rightful Heir".


Tkon halberd in TNG: "The Last Outpost"

(screen capture by Jörg)


Klingon halberd in TNG: "Sins of the Father"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Klingon halberd in TNG: "Rightful Heir"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Tamarian knife The knife of the Tamarian captain Dathon featured in TNG: "Darmok" reappears in TNG: "Man of the People" when the aged Deanna, under the influence of Ambassador Alkar, attacks Picard with it.


Tamarian knife in TNG: "Darmok"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Deanna's knife in TNG: "Man of the People"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Jem'Hadar halberd In DS9: "To the Death" the Jem'Hadar had blade weapons resembling medieval halberds. We can see this prop again in DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water", this time, in Kira's flashback about the Cardassian occupation, as a Bajoran weapon.


Jem'Hadar blade weapon in DS9: "To the Death"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Bajoran weapon in DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Ligonian glavin One of the typical Ligonian weapons in TNG: "Code of Honor" was a poisoned needle glove called glavin. The same prop can be seen in Worf's quarters in TNG: "Reunion" (when Worf shows his armory to Alexander), this time apparently representing a genuinely Klingon weapon. On the other hand, he may have been so impressed with the Ligonians that he took it as a souvenir or to honor his commanding officer Lt. Yar who may have fought with exactly this glavin.


Ligonian glavin in TNG: "Code of Honor"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Worf's needle glove in TNG: "Reunion"

(screen capture by Jörg)

 

Forcefield Generators

Agonizer In TOS: "Mirror, Mirror" small triangular agonizers served to punish the crew for offenses. The same devices were used by the Klingons of our universe in TOS: "Day of the Dove".


Mirror agonizer in TOS: "Mirror, Mirror"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Klingon agonizer in TOS: "Day of the Dove"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Tantalus generator & medical console The Tantalus generator from TOS: "Mirror, Mirror" reappeared in a quite peaceful incarnation as a console in Dr. McCoy's sickbay in TOS: "Journey to Babel".


Tantalus generator in TOS: "Mirror, Mirror"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Medical console in TOS: "Journey to Babel"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Shapeshifting inhibitor & protein sequencer The central part of the equipment that Garak used to forcibly keep Odo in his solid form in DS9: "The Die is Cast" reappeared as a more peaceful protein sequencer in DS9: "The Quickening".


Shapeshifting inhibitor in DS9: "The Die is Cast"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Protein sequencer in DS9: "The Quickening"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Forcefield generator & columns The Cardassian forcefield generators in DS9: "The Homecoming" are used by the Paradans in DS9: "Whispers" for a completely different purpose: as structural reinforcements of their cave.


Field generator in DS9: "The Homecoming"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Parada columns in DS9: "Whispers"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Forcefield generators The lighted part of the prison forcefield on the Mokra homeworld (VOY: "Resistance") was redressed to become the Ilari forcefield generators (VOY: "Warlord").


Mokra forcefield generator in VOY: "Resistance"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Ilari forcefield generator in VOY: "Warlord"

(screen capture by Jörg)

 

Explosive Devices

Ansata Bomb The Ansata bomb from TNG: "The High Ground" appeared as another bomb many years later, in the Voyager episode "Time and Again".


Ansata bomb in TNG: "The High Ground"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Bomb in VOY: "Time and Again"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Romulan mine The mine from ENT: "Minefield" has a comeback in ENT: "Zero Hour" as the Xindi reactor core. The frame around the core previously appeared as the Tucker's gyroscope device in ENT: "Vanishing Point".


Romulan mine in ENT: "Minefield"

(screen capture by Michael Minnick)

Gyro trainer in ENT: "Vanishing point"

(screen capture by TrekCore)


Xindi reactor core in ENT: "Zero Hour"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

 

Credits

Thanks to Michael Minnick for spotting the Jem'Hadar halberd and the Romulan mine, to Jernej L. who noticed the re-uses of the Tamarian knife and the Ligonian glove and to Phoenix Merrick for a hint about the Ligonian glove.

 


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