Delta Vega wrote:
Watched it today for the first time in years
Also, why would Kirk be surprised that the as yet unseen Nomad could absorb one photon torpedo when just previously his own ship had fielded a blast of 90 x the power of one ?
A phaser can be stomped on and damaged. In one episode a phaser is bent by hand (albeit a strong android). Yet this amount of force (bending, stomping) is negligable compared to the destructive energy a phaser can produce. Maybe it is logical to assume Nomad should be able to dish out more than it could take.