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Old October 2 2012, 07:53 AM   #43
Re: Why were ships so fragile in DS9

In "Call to Arms", it's UNAMBIGUOUSLY established that starfleet shields can stop dominion weaponry efficiently.
Only that they can withstand it significantly better than before. Which may still only tell of a partial reversal of technological imbalance. It's not as if "Jem'Hadar" unambiguously established that the shields would have been having no effect at all against the enemy weapons, either; we're probably talking about grades and shades here.

(One wonders if the weapon effectiveness in "Jem'Hadar" really was due to a strong imbalance. Perhaps it was just a psychological trick, accomplished by having a saboteur aboard the Odyssey who informed the attackers of shield frequencies or weakened the shields?)

Timo Saloniemi
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