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Old September 25 2012, 10:05 AM   #4
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Re: Why were ships so fragile in DS9

In the case of the Dominion, there was an explanation. Dominion weapons could penetrate Starfleet shields, as was mentioned in a number of episodes.

In the case of battles between Alpha Quadrant powers, there's really no on-screen explanation. Maybe the Klingons were diverting their shield power to their weapons to bring down the station's heavy shielding.
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