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Old April 1 2009, 05:43 AM   #462
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Re: A Singular Destiny review thread (possible spoilers)

Christopher wrote: View Post
Cloaks are only practical on ships that keep their power use to a strict minimum: stripped-down, no-frills warships. No holodecks, no science labs, no arboretums, not a single luxury. So a ship like the Enterprise or the Titan couldn't practically use a cloak anyway. If you ask me, that's the real reason the Federation agreed not to develop cloaking tech.
Which is why the only federation ship that has it is a Defiant class. Makes sense.

(I'm ignoring the novel Crossover, which had Scotty bootstrap a cloaking device onto a Constitution class ship)

I always figured Klingons got the cloak as part of their alliance with the Romulans, and couldn't honorably refuse the technology without offending their ally.
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