An idea for the ARGO....
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Join Date: Dec 2007
06-19-2011, 09:03 PM
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It's precisely because of the lack of scarcity that a shuttle would be preferable over a dune buggy.
the dune buggy needs a shuttle for transport.
I can see one immediately practical use for the Argo that lines up with its use in Nemesis and makes its absence on Voyager glaring:
Say you're going into a hostile area where there's a reasonable chance you won't make it back. Possibly an area where breaching the Prime Directive on some level may be necessary.
You don't want an industrial society or a warp capable enemy getting ahold of the replicators, waro drive, and security resources aboard a shuttle.
One shuttle could change the entire course of a pre-warp society if you're already having to break the Prime Directive (which isn't THAT uncommon) and could give the enemy an edge in a war.
In general, I think you'd always want to use the lowest tech possible that gets the job done, doubly so on a suicide mission.