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Old 12-13-2008, 05:41 PM
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I just got done watching ST:TUC. And as with every ST movie before, and every movie after, all it takes is 3 maybe 4 hits and the shields are collapsing, the hull is breached, she starts listing or the bridge is a cascade of sparks and electrical mayhem. WT#?

Does this bother anyone else?
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:44 PM
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I just got done watching ST:TUC. And as with every ST movie before, and every movie after, all it takes is 3 maybe 4 hits and the shields are collapsing, the hull is breached, she starts listing or the bridge is a cascade of sparks and electrical mayhem. WT#?

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Absolutely. Watch Battlestar Galactica, real ships, no shields.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:56 PM
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Well money, was a problem before. So you cant have really powerful ships that batlle for hours!
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Absolutely. Watch Battlestar Galactica, real ships, no shields.
Never seen BG. Nor Star Gate or Space 1999 (remember that one?). I do remember watching Quark I think I remember it stinking really bad.
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What really annoys me about the TUC sheilds is even when they were "up", the Enterprise had multiple hull breaches, even one that went clean through the hull, and all this while the sheilds were still up.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:37 PM
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Dramatic effect anyone??
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:09 PM
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I do think the New E looks more powerful, the nacelles which looked week are beefy and may i dare say well protected, there seems to be a seperate shiel generator for it [ Guessing from that scoop beneath the nacelle
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Dramatic effect anyone??
Indeed! Especially when the plot revolves around action packed bashing instead of characters or an intellectually stimulating story! Never seemed to happen that often in the original series, but by the time you get to the later series its the only thing they seem to do all the time.
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Indeed! Especially when the plot revolves around action packed bashing instead of characters or an intellectually stimulating story! Never seemed to happen that often in the original series, but by the time you get to the later series its the only thing they seem to do all the time.
Without dumping on post TOS Trek, they rely too heavily on the equipment to malfunction or to be repaired, they never had any backup systems like secondary shields, that should have been mandatory on any Federation Vessel. Its not a big ask on a ship that size to have all its systems duplicated as well as a standalone power unit keep them operational in times of crisis.
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Without dumping on post TOS Trek, they rely too heavily on the equipment to malfunction or to be repaired, they never had any backup systems like secondary shields, that should have been mandatory on any Federation Vessel. Its not a big ask on a ship that size to have all its systems duplicated as well as a standalone power unit keep them operational in times of crisis.
That would be a very practical solution. However when in isolation in space, you can only receive so much power from the core. They need to allocate that power to life support, so its a trade-off of security and survival.
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