^ He has a point. It took like a whole minute to deploy those...big gun thingies...we never see fired. Also, as stated before by Captain Rob, the defiant could just park in the saucer with its guns pointed at the bridge firing and not having to worry about being fired upon. I mean if they tried, they'd likely hit their own hull trying to hit the defiant....I have a problem with a double exposed bridge. Same thing bothered me with the Excalibur from Crusade. ...Exposed bridges really has bothered me all my life with Star Trek.