So... What's wrong with "emperor's new cloak?"

Discussion in 'Deep Space Nine' started by sonak, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. JD5000

    JD5000 Captain Captain

    Nov 23, 2013
    Jackson, WY
    The only problem with this episode is - if a cloaking device cloaks itself, how the **** do you install or repair it? It's portrayed as a very delicate piece of technology that is a mystery to Federation scientists...and INVISIBLE.

    I couldn't even imagine putting an invisible 8-track into an invisible 8-track Player, much less installing an incredibly complex device that is literally 'shrouded' in secrecy.

    I know, I know....'plot device'. But in a thread with this title, it's worth noting.
  2. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    You don't have to cloak it. It may not even be a standard function. Rom may have artfully fiddled with it.