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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 165
11-03-2011, 06:36 PM
I think you could argue skintight shields as a feature of the refiit Sovvie from Nemesis (which also has a distinct profile) and the Enterprise-A's refit. Both refits came in eras with an increased threat of war (Dominion War in theory probably prompted the E's somewhat radical retrofit and the A was probably retrofit in response to the disintegrating peace with the Klingons between ST TMP and Praxis' destruction), which could mark that as an experimental tech that has drawbacks that would discourage its use in peacetime activities.