I thought you'd need it explained. See, Star Trek does have a plethora of planet destroying chemical weapons which fuck a planet's biosphere in *seconds*. Not weeks, days or hours, but seconds.DarthPooky wrote:Star Trek is actually just as good at planetary bombardment. In some respects it is better. If Vader had possessed a klingon Bird of Prey or a Defiant class in his fleet, he could have taken the battle of Hoth without ever needing to set foot on the planet, though he might have killed Luke. Bypassing the shield. Would you like me to explain?
Wait what? Using that logic Vaider could have sent tie bombers the he didn't and why it wouldn't work with birds of pray ( besides not killing luke ) is because the Hoth shield is probably like the Gungan one and requires physical contact with the ground. Wich is one of the reasons that they used walkers.
For instance the Trilithum Resin used by Sisko here.
Or the klingon destruction of all life on Indri VII via a plasma reaction.
The hoth shield didn't protect against wind - evidently as we see wind still through it - and we've no grounds to think it would protect against a chemical attack on such a scale.
Ok conceded. I guess that's what you get for messing with the Sisko am I right .
Or just the federation and star trek humans generally. People assume it'd have no stomach for conflict.
They're basically just wrong about that.