RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 144,854
Posts: 5,696,230
Members: 25,682
Currently online: 516
Newest member: asupackan

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Phage
By: Michelle on May 2

The Next Generation Shower Curtain
By: T'Bonz on May 1

Burton Part of Roots Reboot
By: T'Bonz on May 1

May-June 2015 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Apr 30

Ross To Attend Trek Convention
By: T'Bonz on Apr 29

William Shatner Presents Chaos On The Bridge US Premiere
By: T'Bonz on Apr 29

Trek Phaser Monitor Mate Bobble Prop
By: T'Bonz on Apr 28

Eve Faces Backlash For Jenner Comments
By: T'Bonz on Apr 28

Frakes: Forget About Trek On TV
By: T'Bonz on Apr 28

Worf Vinyl Bust Bank
By: T'Bonz on Apr 27


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Star Trek TV Series > Deep Space Nine

Deep Space Nine What We Left Behind, we will always have here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old March 6 2013, 01:28 PM   #16
Timo
Admiral
 
Re: function of Cardassian armour?

...As per "Indiscretion"?

An imperfect defense, but still better than Starfleet's nothing.
...Yet it is a valid approach to choose nothing over grossly imperfect, if there are penalties to wearing the grossly imperfect (extra weight, hindrance to movement, looking silly). Cardassians might have been dealing with weaker beam weapons in the recent past, making their definition of inadequate less damning than Starfleet's.

I like the "partial dissipation of death ray blasts" explanation for all the types of armor we see, but none of them seem to do any good against concussion, shrapnel, or bladed weapons. Perhaps the ability to dissipate phasers is fundamentally incompatible with the ability to stop knives or bullets? Perhaps an effective armor against phasers needs to have the consistency of particularly foamy styrofoam?

Timo Saloniemi
Timo is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.