After the command to fire phasers was issued, Worf would hit the fire button. There was a sound effect of two short sounds..almost like a warning...then the camera would cut to the phaser array firing along with the phaser sound effect.

Does anyone know if there's a .wav file of that pre-fire confirmation sound or even what it's called? It seems like it was something audible at tactical to confirm that the phasers were about to discharge, and something pretty important for the tactical officer to hear so they know the phasers are functional and about to discharge...yet I haven't heard or seen this console sound anywhere.

  • Restructure this as a question. It's hard to tell what you are really asking for, except possibly a sound file? I believe you're asking if there is a pre-fire confirmation sound, though, and that's a valid question. – user40790 Apr 15 '16 at 18:37
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    You're going to make a text notification of this, aren't you? – user40790 Apr 15 '16 at 19:14
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    @Axelrod I just had the best idea, time to scour Star Trek soundboards – Petersaber Apr 16 '16 at 21:55



You're looking for "Torpedo launch initiated" sound effect under Federation, Ship systems. The file is called torpinitiate.wav

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  • Those Cardassian effects are beautiful. – Lightness Races in Orbit Apr 15 '16 at 19:08
  • Please bear in mind that any sounds effects from Star Trek are likely under copyright and owned either by Paramount Pictures or another production company. It is doubtful that the linked site has any license for the audio clips, and if they do it more than likely is not transferable. For more reading: meta.scifi.stackexchange.com/a/1352/1234 – Xantec Apr 15 '16 at 19:16
  • @Xantec hmmm.... I wonder what now. I guess thas website has that sound only for archive purposes, a documentary, if you will, and that is covered under fair use. However fair use is not a law, but a legal defence - what now? Should I remove this answer? We don't know the copyright and license status for these files... Answer by Jeff Atwood says it's OK if it's a gray area, and this definitely is not clearly illegal. – Petersaber Apr 15 '16 at 19:28
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    @Petersaber - I wouldn't trouble yourself in the slightest about copyright. This falls well within fair use and SFF:SE (to the best of my knowledge) has never been subject to a takedown notice from anyone, let alone over a low quality WAV of a 30 year old sound clip. – Valorum Apr 15 '16 at 19:35
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    I agree with Richard that you shouldn't need to remove it. If Paramount does go on the war path then they'll send a take down to Stack Exchange and the answer would be removed. I only meant to point out the questionable legality of downloading any files from the link for those that may be concerned by it. – Xantec Apr 15 '16 at 19:44

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