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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2003, 08:25:56 am »

no by useing the precursors smarts
by useing there tech know how
if you like time travel tell them to make a cross over with

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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2003, 09:30:03 pm »

Umm... my head hurts now.
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« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2003, 03:28:49 am »

im still work on device idea
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2003, 04:52:47 pm »

While on the topic of slave shields, I must add something. Isn't it odd that a focused field of energy is somehow self-sustaining, and can presumably stay up and running for however long is required? How in the heck would one activate or maintain such a thing?
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2003, 09:36:55 pm »

they generate a lot of power
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2003, 09:58:58 pm »

Power doesn't just come from nowhere though. If it were solar-powered then the Earth would be becoming a ball of ice, and that doesn't appear to be happening.
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« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2003, 11:30:31 pm »

no matter how much solar power u use, it wont effect the way the sun works.
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« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2003, 12:45:39 am »

I think what Death_999 was trying to point out was that a solarpowered shield would effectively prevent the sunlight from reaching Earth, thus cooling it down and creating a new Ice Age. Without the cute chipmunk.

Has any of you considered that there may be a cleverly hidden generator somwhere? Hiden on the Space station, or inside the moon, or wherever. When the Quan supply ship arrives, they probably look it over and reload it if that's necessary.
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« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2003, 01:17:17 am »

Vela was slave-shielded without an apparent space station present.
(your guess as to what I meant was correct)
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« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2003, 01:22:23 am »

Might be hidden on the next planet... Or invisible. Or slightly out of phase with our reality. Or there's a huge generator at the core of the Quan sphere of influence somewhere, that sends out allpowerufl energy rays to every single slave shield out there.. Or something completely different. Or maybe it's coded into the enrgy structure of the shield itself? Or maybe there's a "bubble" in the shield somewhere, containing the generator equipment. the only way to get at it is to shut down a part of the shield, so noone else can touch it.

The alternatives are legio. Just pick one.
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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2003, 02:19:27 am »

Someone on either this board or on timewarp's board suggested the shield was dual-layered:  One outer shield, a layer in which solar-powered shield generators resided (similar to the Sa-Matra's but more powerful), and an inner shield to protect the generators on the inside.  Presumably, the Spathi's shield would not have the inner layer (unless they were afraid someone inside might turn it off).
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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2003, 04:05:06 am »

if they put a solar shield no directly between the earth and the sun no ice age would happen.

of they could just put generators on earth itselfe.
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« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2003, 09:35:55 am »

Generators on Earth would mean that someone would've found it eventually. Of course with Zelnick galavanting about and the Kohr-Ah preparing for thier Great Cleansing of this sector the likelyhood the Earthlings finding it before being destroyed or freed would be incredibly low to not at all.

As stated before, Vela and Spathiwa both pretty much invalidate the possibility that a slaveshield generator would be on a Starbase. If such a generator did exist and Zelnick were not to have aided the Earth Starbase in time, the generator would potentially have failed and knocked down the slave shield in the process. But I digress.

Perhaps a slave shield is just a highly charged part of an atmosphere (some layer of an atmosphere that all live-bearing worlds have in common) and the Ur-Quan have some sort of energy-shielding around thier ships so that they can penetrate the shield during thier regular maintenence.
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« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2003, 04:38:08 pm »

HAR. HAR. HAR.
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« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2003, 07:37:02 pm »

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if they put a solar shield no directly between the earth and the sun no ice age would happen.


I was responding to the idea that the shield itself was the solar collector. Since the shield lies directly between the earth and the sun... ta-da!

Certainly, if there WERE ordinary solar collectors then it would not be too hard to, say, BLOW THEM UP...
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