I'm wondering why shield "looks" differ so much from one show to another, in "the next generation" shields are like a bubble around the ship, same goes for Voyager, and I believe DS9, however in the last movie, we see a sort of hull conforming type of shield in action on enterprise. Can anyone offer canon information on this "change"? If not, feel free to hypothesize . The effects in “Enterprise” seem similar to those seen in the last movie, on Enterprise itself and other alien ships, even though enterprise does not have “energy shielding” but rather polarized hull plating. Are these changing effects just a “style change”? or is there an actual explanation for it?
here is a limk to the same queation i asked about a mounth ago. http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=284420
In nemesis the Enterprose is using what i call Contour comforming sheilds, Whereas other ships use the bubble, The Excelsior in the episode "Flashback" used contour comforming sheilds. People have said that the bubble sheild is used to protect the ship from physical damage and to spread damage asross all the sheild perimiter and also to help prevent internal damage. Contour comfoming sheilds are used to help protcet the ship from more physical atttacks. (I think) as Saquist points out the Enterprise/A had them. Contour confoming is a step forward from hull plating. Saquist can probably explain this better than me though.
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Well, and the fact that the effects for the shields have made the FX better over the years.
if it is a step up from hull plating surely the last movie would have more advanced shields
Or how about they theory of covalent-shielding as used in Disney’s Treasure Planet; doesn’t do much for large objects or fast moving particles, but it does contain a heat and air shield that allows would be crews to roam around outside of the ship, as in the movie.
yes but thats disney when they planned it they didn't have science in mind
USS-Enterprise;3395318yes but thats disney when they planned it they didn't have science in mind
Well they sorta did...the theory of what I stated is kinda interesting, not really designed as a strong functioning shield but still - a shield is a shield, it would at least keep a biosphere around the ship and protect against most radiation.