Re: Transphasic shields in the novels
I'm faintly astonished to see such an irritated reaction to Christopher
's subjective choice to retcon an incredibly minor piece of technobabble so that it's more scientifically plausible, without interfering in any meaningful way with the dramatic integrity of the episodes so being retconned. That's a much bigger emotional investment in whether it's "neutronium" than the episode writers in question probably ever had.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946