Agony Beam/Quotes

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    Karla: Should we set our lasers on stun?

    Captain Kremmen: No, this is serious. Set them on Cringing Agony.

    (A Tellarite in a Starfleet uniform is suffering)
    REED: The Booth will be far more effective than our previous disciplinary methods.
    PHLOX: It can stimulate the pain centre of virtually any humanoid. A synaptic scan calibrates it for each species.
    ARCHER: They call this progress.
    FORREST: There's something to be said for a good, old-fashioned flogging.
    REED: Well, that's what's so exceptional about this device. Traditional forms of punishment can overwhelm the nervous system. After a time, the brain ceases to feel anything.
    PHLOX: These sensors continually shift the stimulation from one nerve cluster to another, keeping the subject in a constant state of agony.
    FORREST: I think you enjoy your work too much, Doctor.
    ARCHER: What exactly did Mister Terev do?

    REED: I'm not certain. I suspect he was late for his duty shift. Aren't all Tellarites guilty of something?
    —"In A Mirror, Darkly. Part 1", Star Trek: Enterprise