Honestly, why the E-D even needed to drop the BoP's shields is a mystery to me.
^^^ Agreed. A Galaxy class arsenal should be able to overwhelm the defenses of an old out-of-service BoP.
I also thought, if they're going to recycle stock footage of a BoP fighting and defeating the Enterprise, why not recycle stock footage of a Vorcha instead? But I guess that had to do with TV versus Cinema technical details.
Agree, the Vorcha would have been a much more believable opponent to a Galaxy class flagship.