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Old March 21 2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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Luring people into suns -- why does it work so much?

It seems like every time in Star Trek when a protagonist ship is outgunned, they can always rely on flying really close to a sun and creating some kind of crazy science to blow them up. Or there are variations like flying into planet's atmospheres and your ship can survive and theirs can't.

We've seen this strategy be effective in Arsenal of Freedom, Redemption, Descent, and at least a few times in DS9. Also Scientific Method in Voyager kind of counts. Why hasn't anyone caught on to this? These enemies never seem to think twice about following an inferior ship into a dangerous situation.

I guess Star Trek does lean heavily on enemy stupidity as plot device.
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