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Old October 1 2012, 01:49 PM   #32
Re: Why were ships so fragile in DS9

Despite their shields working efficiently - the dominion weapons were't slipping around the shields by technobabble, but punching right through them.
Isn't this more like the definition of the shields not working efficiently?

That is, the likeliest explanation of what we see is that the Alphans had restored some worth to their shields by "Call to Arms", but they never got normal performance out of them against Dominion phased polaron beams or the Dominion-upgraded Cardassian beam weapons. In fights with "standard" opponents, the shields still worked normally enough, such as in "Message in a Bottle".

Timo Saloniemi
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