Good morning all, Counterfett here with another friendly installment of the Sci-Rifle countdown. Today's installment sees (I think) the first of the reader recommendations to the list. The funny thing is that I was thinking of including this anyway, though I did not know it. See, it's a TV show prop rifle that also later was used in the live action cutscenes of one of my favorite video games.
#13: M590/M-16 Mk. 2 Pulse Rifle.
This was suggested by a reader as the rifle from the terrific Science Fiction TV show Space: Above and Beyond. The show was centered on a squadron of USMC fighter pilots/ special ops types who were involved in a war against an alien race called the Chigs. The prop rifle was built an a Ruger Mini-14 inside of a housing, as so many prop rifles are these days.
The reason this would have been included anyway is that it is also the GDI M-16 mk2 Pulse Rifle from Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, a title in one of my all time favorite video game series.