If the shield can stop things as varied as photons and phaser energy, it aught to be well enough designed to stop punches and bullets. I find it unlikely the shield, despite appearances, is a straight lift from Borg designs which shamelessly rely post attrition adaption.
A smoother solution would be to blast the floor out from under Nadifa, or casually walk up to her and shoot on contact.
I’m not saying the gun is a working solution, but don’t forget this happened.
Ah, very good, the festive drink vulnerability. At this point I half expect this to be a matter of Goa’uld shields, where anything slow enough can pass through (bullets and energy bolts = bad, thrown knife = safe) if not for the obvious Borg-ness.
On that note, for detecting danger I could see there being an over reliance on networked based mind to mind reading, rather than on direct contact with remote minds in the classic method, or just reading biosigns and body language.
I can only take the innocence of the future age to also mean they worship past figures in a style of the noble savage. Since history cannot be altered, as far as they know, and they take their own safety for granted, they see only the positive side of history, and they assume the past is perfectly safe, and all danger can only come from the future. Not really rational, but I suppose it fits their possible logic, even if it does not really fit the technology they should have.
Is this (Anton) Chekhov’s Gun? I’ll have to go back and see if firearms were established earlier. 🙂
They were, there was a display case right next to them. I totally called it, too 😀
See, this is why you never store your firearms and ammunition in the same place, unless the explicit intent is that anyone who can gain access to it (and you have to assume that anyone WILL, not just those you want to have access) can immediately use it.
The energy weapons should have been displayed with their power cells removed, or with empty power cells. The revolver should have been empty or loaded with blanks or duds. Live ammunition and charged power cells should have been stored in a considerably more secure location and not on display.
But that would not have resulted in the narrative being advanced.
Seems nobody from that time ever saw Demolition Man.
Sure, it helps the narrative, but it also fits the setting. This is a society that probably has no crime at all beyond the occasional Kelvan harassment by Ferengi. They’re all linked together, however loosely, by their implants. Everybody probably knows where everyone is at all times and what they do could be easily traced if needed. Then you have these obsessive tech nerds running a museum in this environment of absolute trust. They wouldn’t have been able to conceive of a reason to not present everything intact and functional. It seems stupid to us, but even in our paranoid society weapons make it through x-ray machines, oil refineries explode because obvious safety equipment wasn’t installed, and this made it through dozens of layers of licensing and approval and into production.
Being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, Nadifa?
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