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Old July 31 2013, 05:28 AM   #81
trevanian
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Re: Dreadnought-Class Production Line (Spoilers?)

Timo wrote: View Post
[ In STXI, Robau and George Kirk tried to use such against Nero's missiles, almost but not quite successfully - and Sulu then demonstrated how easily a modern starship can shoot down missiles that are not coming towards her. Perhaps that was the key - Pike knew he couldn't defend against weapons coming directly at him, with no wingman to divert Nero's fire, and Kirk in ST:ID had no prayer of shooting down the whatevers that Marcus was firing, but could have defended a third party from these very same weapons?

Timo Saloniemi
Too bad Galaxy-class starships can't do the same, since -D in GEN isn't too certain about knocking down Soran's model rocket in a timely manner before it turns the light out on Veridian.
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