Cary L. Brown wrote:
But the feasibility of having the deflector/collector be coaxial seems too obvious not to at least give a little attention to.
Perhaps the "ring of lights" around the dish on the TMP ship are actually the hydrogen intakes?
That's EXACTLY what I was just thinking. If I was going to use a giant force beam to funnel hydrogen into a fuel tank, that's where I'd put the intakes.