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Old October 2 2012, 12:31 AM   #41
Knight Templar
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Location: Oklahoma
Re: Why were ships so fragile in DS9

I give Trek battles a pass in this respect for the simple reasons of dramatic license.

In single ship battles, you need to convey "rising tension".

So you have ship hit, shields weaken, ship fires, other ship evades, ship hit again, shields weakening, ship makes desperate evasive turn......

For fleet battles trying to do that would radically slow down the pacing of the story so it is not viable to include.
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