Just thought i'd point this little trek tidbit out concerning Trek and Trek Phase II episodes.
In captain Kirk's first official adventure episode Where no Man has gone before,Kirk whips out a phaser rifle to battle it out with Gary Mitchell in the episode's final battle climax.
Years later,over in the recent Blood and Fire episode,Ensign Peter Kirk carries a phaser rifle of his own whilst aboard the Copernicus starship whilst fighting the blood worms,oh yeah and again in the beginning of Enemy Starfleet.
(On a side note,pete's rifle looked way better than Jim's imo.)
I was just wondering,was it a coincidence to give peter a phaser rifle in his first adventure as a member of the enterprise crew,or as a kind of homage to the first Kirk episode?