Blasters - Ray gun device
featured on a variety of TV sci-fi series.
Used much like the
old frontier six shooter, the Blasters shot energy waves that
disintegrated or incinerated the recipient of the gun's blast.
Blasters were used by Colonial Warriors on the sci-fi series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA/ABC/1978-80 to stun or blast through the
silver armor of the robot Cylon warriors known as Centurions.
The Cylon robot warriors used a rifle shaped version of the
hand held blaster models.
Blasters were used by the futuristic policemen known as
Sandmen on LOGAN'S RUN/CBS/1977-78 to hunt down and kill any
inhabitant of the Domed City who refused to participate in
"Carousel," a life renewing process (in reality a death
machine for those over thirty years of age). Those who chose
not to participate were labeled as Runners and terminated by
Logan's Run Pistol
Designed by Dale Henessey, the Blasters shot
greenish special effects flames out of the guns barrel (up to 15 rounds
before reloading) and could be set to stun or paralyze. See
also - "Lasers"
Buck Roger's Blaster
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