When this defense system is introduced in the script of "Beyond the Farthest Star", the script dictates that the system is to be "hereinafter referred to as BDS", though this abbreviation is never used anywhere else in the teleplay. The beams are identified as phasers in the script. The system's activation is discribed: "A small ball-shaped object protrudes from a ceiling hatch. It has a full field of fire all around the bridge if necessary, and it is armed with phaser mechanisms. We will see it as needed."
|Tools: phaser bore • phaser drill|
|Weapons: Automatic bridge defense system • Bajoran phaser • Bajoran phaser rifle • compression phaser rifle • Ferengi phaser • Galor-class phaser bank • hand phaser • Kzinti phaser • particle phaser • phaser array • phaser bank • phaser cannon • phaser emitter • phaser pulse • phaser type-1 • phaser type-2 • phaser type-3 • phaser type-4 • phaser type-8 • plasma phaser • Regalian phaser rifle • regenerative phaser|
|Other: phaser adapter • phaser coil • phaser coolant • phaser coupling • phaser range • phaser relay • phaser room • phaser sweep|