And that’s without getting into things like the Death Star!
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Battle-broth... COMMANDER Marcius Flavius looked at the terminal in front of him in disgust. A thousand flashing touch-screen buttons, all of which had a different function, and apparently the same man was expected to deal with the ship's weaponry AND its communications. What nonsense was this? Admittedly, the lack of a chair for the weapons officer, to encourage constant attention, was an admirable detail, and he would bring it back as a suggestion when the transfer ended.
"Brother-Captain Picard!" Command Flavius shouted, his helmet-augmented voice shaking the bridge. "There is an unidentified ship dropped out of the warp! Shall I prepare a torpedo/phaser spread?"
"Good idea." commented Worf approvingly. Commander Flavius was uncertain of what to think about the xenos; while he was automatically condemned for his inhuman biology, he WAS the closest thing to a traditional space marine here. Still, his religion seemed suspiciously close to Khorne worshipping, he'd need a closer eye.
Captain Picard rubbed his eyes with a thumb and forefinger. Why the Federation had agreed to Imperium-Federation officer transfers he could not guess, but he was doing his best to accommodate the commander, though secretly, he wished for Riker back, and wondered how he was performing aboard the Phalanx.
"No, Commander, not unless they're hostile." he said wearily.
Although he was wearing a helmet, and could go for a week in constant battle without tiring, Data thought he could hear a sigh from the space marine. "Commander," he started. "Perhaps you should--"
"I hear not the unholy cries of the Iron Men." he interrupted. Fortunately, he thought to himself, I outrank the creature. Unlike with Worf, who might have some redeeming qualities, Commander Flavius knew EXACTLY what he thought of Data.
His eyes dropped to the foul, though attractive, half-xenos Commander Troi. A psyker, that one, though a weak one. She might be forgiven for her heritage in death, but while alive, she was a constant link to the Warp. It was true that Flavius had fought alongside chapter librarians, but they had decades of training to control their heretical mindlinks to the realm of daemons. Troi, from his understanding, had had none of that. And Brother-Captain Picard would not fire on a potentially hostile ship at its weakest? And the doctor seemed to have FEELINGS for the Brother-Captain that were poorly disguised.
Only Tech-Priest La Forge seemed to be performing his duties adequately. This ship needed some reorganization, he thought.
"And if I can slay five hundred Slaaneshi cultists in two days," he thought. "With nothing but a nonfunctional chainsword, I can bring this ship to Imperial standards."
I agree with this! Nerdier nerds than I did some calculations and Star Wars ships are faster and their weapons are more powerful (and therefore so are the shields). They also seem to have fancier atmospheric containment. A new addition, but does Trek have a Beskar equivalent?I'm of the opinion that while the Star Wars universe has more advanced warfare technology, Starfleet has more advanced peacetime technology.
I'm of the opinion that while the Star Wars universe has more advanced warfare technology, Starfleet has more advanced peacetime technology.
This doesn't really track to me at all. Especially considering the super science that regularly happens in Star Trek. Star Trek has:Nerdier nerds than I did some calculations and Star Wars ships are faster and their weapons are more powerful (and therefore so are the shields).
Are any of these Federation tech from the TNG era? Because absolutely none of this is familiar to meThis doesn't really track to me at all. Especially considering the super science that regularly happens in Star Trek. Star Trek has:
- Weaponized time travel
- Single missiles that can blow up an entire solar system
- Weaponized black holes
- Grey-goo class nanomachines
- Weaponized transporters
- Capacity for Apocalypse-level AI on every moderately sized ship
- Apocalypse-level biological warfare
Every single category there has one that's Federation in origins, they were destroyed or abandoned b/c the goodies are Too Ethical, and you only need one of those deployed large-scale to end an entire civilization (which we see happen lots of times in Star Trek).Most of those are either (a) non-Federation in nature, (b) prototypes that were destroyed or abandoned, (c) unfeasible for large-scale deployment.
So does Kirk's original Enterprise, it's a fraction of the size, and can probably do it a lot faster. Since you can just wave a phaser beam across the surface, or quickly drill down to the mantle and create a bunch of super volcanoes. Now imagine the capacity of starships a generation or two later.A single Star Destoyer had the firepower to reduce a planet's crust to cinders.
This guy doesn't Chu Chu Dance.Future people must have invented things more exciting than Victorian Literature at some point.
It's big and showy. It's symbolic of Imperial hegemony, the way the A-Bomb was symbolic of American hegemony. Tarkin even says, "Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battlestation."
Really, the thing that would win the day is that Trek ships are populated by creative problem solvers.
If you're allowed to have Star Trek technobabble get involved in this then Vader's allowed to force choke Picard from across a comlinkFeddies would tank the hits, get a few consoles blown out, and then figure out that hyperdrives emit a particular type of radiation that a deflector dish could tap into, and make the entire Star Destroyer jump into itself or something.