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Why did Nero make Robau & Pike use shuttles?

exeter276

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Report this Jan. 25 2010, 9:28 am

Since Nero's ship was from the future, why did he insist to have Captains Robau & Pike use shuttles instead of the transporters to board his ship? I assume the Kelvin had transporter technology and we know the Enterprise had transporters, so why the slower arriving time consuming shuttle arrival?

Vger23

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Report this Jan. 25 2010, 9:32 am

Pike had to do it because the transporters were non-functional due to interference from the plasma drill.

Robau was asked to do it because it is more scary and menacing to have him go by shuttle than by transporter.

WkdYngMan

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Report this Jan. 25 2010, 4:25 pm

Since Nero was after information then they probably thought they could mine the shuttle's computers for information.

Narada

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Report this Jan. 25 2010, 4:29 pm

Quote (WkdYngMan @ Jan. 25 2010, 4:25 pm)
Since Nero was after information then they probably thought they could mine the shuttle's computers for information.

That is also a very good in universe explanation along with the other explanations here.

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Jan. 25 2010, 5:53 pm

To make up for not using the shuttle in 'The Enemy Within'? :laugh:

PhantomCrunk007

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Report this Jan. 25 2010, 6:19 pm

So he wouldn't have to lower his shields.

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Jan. 25 2010, 9:28 pm

I think we've solved this one :logical: Case closed

DS9TREK

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Report this Jan. 27 2010, 5:29 pm

Quote (PhantomCrunk007 @ Jan. 25 2010, 11:19 pm)
So he wouldn't have to lower his shields.

But if he doesn't drop his shields no shuttle can board his ship.

PhantomCrunk007

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Report this Jan. 27 2010, 5:43 pm

Quote (DS9TREK @ Jan. 27 2010, 2:29 am)
Quote (PhantomCrunk007 @ Jan. 25 2010, 11:19 pm)
So he wouldn't have to lower his shields.

But if he doesn't drop his shields no shuttle can board his ship.


Not True.

Quote (article @ memory alpha)
When shields are "up," or energized at a high level, most matter or energy that comes into contact with the shields will be harmlessly deflected away.



not only that, parts of the shield can be deactivated, like say in front of the shuttle bay, for just the amount of time it takes for the shuttle to come in.
Shields

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