^^ So why is the dish absent on the TOS shuttlecraft (both original concept and series version). the Aurora cruiser, the Romulan BoP and many other Trek designs? And on the Reverend schematic I saw he did not discard the dish. And I did not discard the dish either, but just modified it—the dish is basically reversed. And as I mentioned upthread MJ’s original concept for a deflector was a dome rather than a dish.