Trek Bob wrote:
[That said, since when does a mining ship have enough fire power to take out EARTH's defense net?? One little mining ship would never have been enough for that.
Well, you have to bear a couple of things in mind. First, it may just be a mining ship, but it's a mining ship that's 120+ years more advanced than anything else in that time period. Second, according to the Countdown comics...
[spoiler = countdown] The Narada was enhanced with Borg technology, hence the "tentacles".[/spoiler]
That alone would make it more than a threat for anything. Finally, the only reason he took Pike was so he could disable the defensive grid. Why blast through it when they could just walk in unimpeaded?