Not true, the point I had was that the Doomsday machine only had one weapon left. And if it was intended to function like a doomsday machine, it would not have other settings.
Because you say so? BTW how exactly are you imagining the Doomsday Machine's anti-proton beam? Do you imagine it shatters planets like the Death Star? Because I'm imagining it like a knife that slices up parts of planets given this line:
"Captain's log, stardate 4202.1. Exceptionally heavy subspace interference still prevents our contacting Starfleet to inform them of the destroyed solar systems we have encountered. We are now entering system L-374. Science Officer Masada reports the fourth planet seems to be breaking up. We are going to investigate.
The anti-proton beam probably has to be kept on a target to do any damage. You know, seeing as how it didn't destroy either of the ships in one go.
Second, the main power of the ship comes from the warp engines. Just to use an example in star fleet battles a constitution class ship has 4 units of impulse power to 32 from the warp engines excluding battery and emergency power. So the impulse engines are far less power than a ship has available.
Ok. Let's take those numbers then:
Impluse drive = 97 megatons = 4 units.
97/4=24.25 MT per unit.
32 units at warp engine = 776 MTs.
Of course, the game is non-canon, so I don't quite know what you planned to do with this information.
Second, Star Trek weapons don't go down in one hit from alien weapons it generally takes multiple. The only reason in like wrath of khan or generations the ships took such beatings, is because their shields were down.
When did I say they were knocked out by single shots? I said that all throughout the series all the showings have been in the kiloton-megaton range (gigatons at best), and this is enough to treathen ships. What you are doing with the Doomsday Machine
episode is:"Wow the DD busts planets (in some unknown manner) and it didn't destroy the Enterprise!
That must mean it takes more than planet busting firepower to take it out! Ignore all the other episodes!"
Romulan Plasma torpedoes are at least asteroid busters and it tanks hits from them.
You've got no sense of scale man. Destroying asteroids can take anywhere from kiloton to gigaton yields, depending on the size of the asteroid (for instance, in The Empire Strikes Back
an ISD vaporizes some asteroids,which was at least a kiloton event). Destroying asteroids takes far less energy than destroying a planet.
Second where is the logic in Veger having another setting? we never see any evidence of that. Likewise on the doomsday Machine.
Because V'ger didn't automatically one shot the Klingon vessels it fought? When the Federation space station is spying on the Klingon vessels fight V'ger you can see images from within the Klingon vessels as they are in combat, the bridge rocking back and forth, etc. Because it didn't one hit the Enterprise
? Seriously, you've got some big jumps in logic here. I mean, if V'ger couldn't
scan objects without having to shoot at them, how does it even travel in space without crashing into anything?
Why should we believe the Enterprise
can take planet busting firepower if there are several videos where it is threatened by far less?