Someone posted a bunch of tech placeholders as new pages. Including one called "Tractor Beam." I need to discuss this one a bit with you folks before I can fix it up.
First off, we probably shouldn't say "Tractor Beam" since that is so very Star Treky. Maybe "Abduction Beam" or "Light Beam" or something else.
Second, we come to my need for your input. In the series, the aliens seem to use these light beams to abduct people. In some cases the beam lifts people up into the light source. (The Red and the Black) In other cases, the light appears and a being just teleports out. (Fearful Symmetry) So do we think these are two separate devices or is it the same technology with multiple uses? "Tractor beam" & "Light beam" or just "Light beam?"
I mean its not like the alien ships tear the roof off places first and then hit them with the light beams to lift them up out of buildings. It seems more like teleportation. What do you folks about this in the X-Files?