Angry Fanboy wrote:
Thanks for the input everyone!
Personally I can't help thinking that the sort of combat between starships we're discussing would take place so rapidly that people playing out the whole 'shields up', 'lock on', 'fire phasers' scenario would be extremely unlikely.
Starships able to travel at faster-than and near light-speed velocities, firing phaser beams and so forth would doubtless be handled better by computers than by people?
Put the immense processing power of these computers to use analysing the opponent and calculating the best strategy in a fraction of a second and so on?
Good point! So a space battle might play out more like this:
TACTICAL: "Captain, there's..."
WHAM! BANG! SHUDDER!
CAPTAIN: "What just happened?"
TACTICAL: "Um. Errrr...."