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Old 01-30-2017, 03:06 PM
msmith537 msmith537 is offline
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Originally Posted by The Stainless Steel Rat View Post
Both Stars (Trek and Wars) have all these advanced ships with these ultra-modern weapons, but when they engage each other it's always in sighting distance of the other ship, a few thousand miles at most. You'd think that someone would have developed weapons that worked a long distances by now...which they have, no reason phasers or turbo lasers only have a limited range.
The weapons don't seem all that powerful either. Even when the shields are down, the worst a photon torpedo or phaser seems to do is maybe put a cannonball hole in the hull and short out some control panels.

A modern anti-ship missile or torpedo will basically do this to a warship. These guys are firing anti-matter bombs at each other.