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I removed the uncertainty regarding whether the Defiant's shields were modified by the time of "The Die is Cast", because it's within the POV of MA. Whether it's accurate is another question. But shield modifications seem to be somewhat routine. --9er 04:07, 29 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Recent addition Edit
- Though much effectiveness to Federation Shields was eliminated, the Phased Polaron Beam continued to be a powerful and deadly weapon, to most any race, save for the Borg.
Anybody know what episode or movie cites the above info? If there is none, it doesn't belong here. --From Andoria with Love 01:42, 2 Jan 2006 (UTC)
It would seem in almost every episode following "The Jem'Hadar" would refer to the weaponry of the Jem'Hadar fighter as simply being 'phasers'. At the moment, I am having difficulties linking the two, unless some fighters were simply armed with this weapon type and others were armed with the more common phaser-weapon type. --Alan del Beccio 02:57, 20 October 2006 (UTC)
Bajoran interceptor Edit
According to the Bajoran interceptor article, the ships used PPBs (though it also says the source is the DS9 TM). If this were true, then it's hard to find a plausible explanation for Starfleet's difficulty handling the PPBs used by the Jem'Hadar. So: Is it worth mentioning that the DS9 TM states the Bajoran interceptor used the weapon (it was never stated, apparently)?
I'm guessing the answer to is "no" to both, given (a) the source and (b) the obvious nitpicking it would entail. Even so, does room exist for any mention/linking (say, in a bg or apocrypha section) of the interceptors' possible use of the weapon, as long no ambiguity arises concerning its non-canon source? (I'm assuming it's non-canon; I don't recall what – if any – weaponry DS9 stated the interceptors used.)
Irrespective of the book's non-canoniicity, it surprises me the DS9 TM authors would endow the ship-class with the same weapon system that gave SF so much trouble, unless an episode stated it. They were aware the Dominion employed it with great results, right? Is the TM really that inconsistent? — Cepstrum (talk) 09:05, March 22, 2011 (UTC)
- I believe in the episode they were simple phasers which obviously takes precedent over any reference works. There is no reason why technical guide information can't be added to the background section to provide more background to the article, though. As for the reasoning behind the weapon difference, perhaps it was a different, weaker powered version of the phased polaron beam or maybe they were only equipped with them at a later date, following the Dominion War perhaps, after seeing how effective the Jem'Hadar used them? Whatever the reason, it's going to be speculative. Our job is just to present the information in an encyclopaedic form and let the reader come to a conclusion themselves. --| TrekFan Open a channel 15:34, March 22, 2011 (UTC)