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# 161
10-25-2011, 02:06 PM
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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.)

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.

Personally, I'm going to choose to believe that all ships have both a Polarize Hull Plating (skin-tight effect), and full blown Deflector Shields (Bubble Effect.)
I don't think the type of weapon changes the shape of the shield but if that was true would the other way round be better? What i mean is a beam hits the ship = skin tight and a torpedo hits = bubble? lol.
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# 162
11-03-2011, 11:06 AM
One day I was playing with my heavy cruiser on the Borg deep space encounters and it hit that the Borg have skin tight shields already!
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# 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.
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# 164
11-03-2011, 03:26 PM
to it looks like and evolution of the shield from bubble to skin tight even though in reality it was done to make it look cool. In first contact you see the tng bubble shield which looks like it is miles away from the ship's hull, never really liked that btw. Then in insurrection you see the shields closes but more of a egg shape i would think like how the shields in bridge commander looks like. Then we have the true skin tight shields as seen in nemesis The writers can come up with any stories saying that the technology of shields have evolved and improved a lot because of the dominion war.
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# 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.
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# 166
11-04-2011, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Leviathan99
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.
That is something I believe to. Some on the net don't no if this canon but it mentioned since the sovereign class has a new type of warp core it draw back at the time was that the important systems needed more power. Hence why I also believe that skin tight shields may take less power from the warp than a bubble shield. Its just a theory. Some also mentioned since that all the ships in nemesis had skin tight shields because realistic it look cooler but in practical terms since the dominion war has ended a lot advancements have been made but also some information could have been leaked hence why we see romanlen and remens with skin tight shields. Thats since the feds have spies thier maybe there are romanlen spies in the federation at the time. Just and idea. Writers come can up with some many reason why this and that has happened etc.
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