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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 163
11-03-2011, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Omega_Glory
The "bubble" shields didn't exist until STTNG. In TOS and TMPs the shields were "skin tight." When the Ent-D came arrived in TNG we saw our first bubble-shield effect. (I particularly remember it being shown when the Crystaline Entity attempted to attack the Enterprise.)
Let's see:
TOS bubble shield
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__...ts_shields.jpg

TMP bubble shield
http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a.../tmphd1343.jpg

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omega_Glory
What's interesting is that whenever we see a skin-tight shield in Star Trek, it's during a torpedo hit, and never a phaser hit. In First Contact the Enterprise-E gets hit with Borg beam weapons, and a bubble effect occurs. Later in Nemesis, the Ent-E gets hit with a torpedo and the skin-tight effect is shown.
In "Yesterday's Enterprise" we see the Enterprise-D fire a spread of torpedoes at a Klingon ship

http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...15/yent262.jpg

the result is a bubble

http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...15/yent263.jpg


In "Insurrection" the So'na fire torpedoes at the Enterprise and the shield was a bubble

http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a...ection0710.jpg

http://movies.trekcore.com/gallery/a...ection0717.jpg

so it's not cause by the type of weapons either.