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Old August 27 2012, 08:26 PM   #1
Why the lack of personal protection?

I have seen nearly every episode (other than enterprise and some ds9), and except in very rare cases (such as the borg) there has never been any kind of personal protection, either personal shields or even body armor. Given the number of wounds and deaths we see in any kind of ground battle, it seems strange that everyone runs around in flimsy cloth uniforms. Why has this never been an issue?

In fact, when I think about it there is really very little personnel scale tech at all.
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