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Old September 6 2012, 06:26 PM   #62
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Re: Transphasic shields in the novels

^Yeah, as I've said, the concept could have been handled reasonably, but the implementation that we got was ridiculous. If it were a light ablative plating built into the hull as on the Defiant -- not interfering with thrusters, sensors, or heat radiators -- with the addition of a replicator system to replenish it as needed, that would make sense. But the "Batmobile armor" that materialized this huge thick layer of medieval plating around a ship? That's just stupid as hell.
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