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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 6
05-19-2011, 07:20 PM
Originally Posted by geofftillman View Post
You do know that their were in fact fighters in various Trek shows right?
Yes, in desperate situations (Battle to retake DS9) and when they had nothing else (Runabouts). Voyager also popped Tom Paris in a shuttle a few times in emergencies but of course he had plot immunity and his little shuttle wasn't in danger.

Fighers are needed to protect a vulnerable mothership or attack a target while the mothership/base remains out of harms way. However, starships can protect themselves and offer much greater firepower and utility than a fighter, thus fighters are irrelevant in Star Trek and are essentially flying coffins.