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Old June 26 2013, 01:06 AM   #25
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Re: Will the Dominion be a complete non-factor in the JJ-Verse?

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Bigger and faster, maybe, but in the JJ-verse, Constitution Class ships are ultra-flimsy. Their shields seem completely unable to prevent major damage from occurring to the ship, sucking hapless ensigns out into the cold of space. I don't see how any of them could last the requisite five years.

ETA: are the JJ Constitutions even strong enough to survive a wormhole?
JJ-verse ships do not appear to be any more "ultra-flimsy" than Prime-verse ships. TOS Constitution Class ships also met with such tragedies. The budget and FX technology did not allow them to be shown to the extent of a modern theatrical release.
Two Constitutions held up better against the planet-eating doomsday machine than a JJ-fleet did against (what was essentially) a mining ship. I don't think that can be explained away with better graphics.
Ah, but it all still depends on plot.

The Nerada was also able to shrug off the explosion of the USS Kelvin whereas the Doomsday machine was destroyed by the explosion of the Constellation.

Also remember the Nerada is over a century ahead of even the JJ-tech starships tech-wise.

For an example from merely forty years tech difference:-




Going a century back from then, the Tomcats would have been facing hot-air balloons.
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