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Old August 2 2010, 06:03 PM   #12
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Re: Shields and Screens

kkozoriz1 wrote: View Post
In TWOK we see this graphic when shields first go up. An enhanced network of lines in the area around the bridge.

When the prefex code is used to drop Reliant's shields, we see this.

Based on what Timo posted I'd say the latter shows the screens as they surround the vessel. The former example is a shield, an extra layer of protection around certain areas. We only saw the bridge, there are probably others.

Or...for a different perspective - take a look at TMP!

Here, we have the scene were the Enterprise was being attacked by V'Ger for the first time. We see Chekov's station and the shield display clearly shows a "bubble" while the system is energized.

Then, some time later, after Chekov returns to his post after recovering from being zapped by the plasma probe, we see the same shield display, but now with NO bubble. The shields were now down due to the ship being inside the cloud.

I doubt many may have caught this, so i wanted to share it here!
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