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Old November 10 2012, 01:16 PM   #7
Timo
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Re: Some questions about tractor beams

...Although we never saw how that would have worked, as the Stargazer did not fire. Would the beam have stopped any torpedoes launched? Would it have bent phaser beams out of shape? It did not seem to be forcing the ship into a position where the main guns would have pointed away from the E-D!

The idea of blocking torpedo launches is a bit odd to start with, as torpedoes supposedly cannot be used in point blank combat without endangering the attacking vessel as well.

Bending of beams might have worked, though. The "Way of the Warrior" trick indeed caused 50% of the beams to miss, but it also made the disruptor beams look sort of wonky:

http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...rrior2_317.jpg

This is what the beam looked like before the tractor was applied:

http://ds9.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...rrior2_312.jpg

Timo Saloniemi
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