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Old September 28 2012, 02:58 PM   #52
Re: Federation Law of restricting cloaking device

Timo's suggesting that in any good war movie, anything of any relevance whatsoever to the outcome of the war would be worthy of mention somewhere in dialog.
Naah, not in a "good war movie". In a war-encompassing epic.

Which basically never can be a movie, because interesting wars are bigger than movies. But DS9 is not a movie. It's a TV show dedicating three years for describing a Star Trek war in some detail, trying to find multiple interesting angles.

Any single episode could be excused for failing to mention, say, interstellar missiles, cloaking devices or indeed starships. But three seasons? No way. If we didn't see it or hear about it, it either was of zero relevance to the overall war (and not just to our heroes), or was so super-secret that it will eventually get a spinoff show of its own.

Which is idiotic, considering Kirk spent most of his time doing EXACTLY that on Organia.
Blatantly lying to the enemy is idiotic?

That would give the dominion a bit too much warning, I think, in addition to defeating the purpose of USING those missiles in the first place.
I'm not sure what you mean here. Launching from the Bajoran system would be a minimum-distance strike, advantageous in every way. On the other hand, launching from a safe location without sending anything crewed anywhere near the enemy seems to be the very "purpose of USING"...

Timo Saloniemi
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