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Old September 9 2012, 12:44 AM   #66
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Re: Transphasic shields in the novels

KingDaniel wrote: View Post
Erm.... the same reason we today don't use nuclear weapons on every job that requires explosives?
We don't use nuclear weapons on a daily basis because of their unwelcome post-explosion side effects, e.g. radiation. As far as I know, there's no such issue with the transphasic torpedo. I wonder, why isn't the Typhon Pact also concerned about them? If deployed, Starfleet could one-shot warbirds.

Unless, of course, the technology is kept back because it hasn't "officially" been invented and counts as pollution of the timeline. Though, with these massive changes post-Endgame anyway...

At least they are in regular use in 2409, though transphasic torpedoes are not as powerful as they used to be.
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