Thread: Shields Down!
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Old January 17 2013, 02:42 AM   #1
Captain Shatner
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Shields Down!

In all my reading about the Physics of Trek, never once have I seen an explanation for "shields." Think about it for a minute. "Shields" are a hallowed Sci-Fi convenion, Star Wars also making extensive use of shields. But what exactly are they? Are they pure energy? If so, what keeps them from dissipaiting, as opposed to mainting a rigid structure conforming to the ship?
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