Surely everyone in here has seen this movie at one time or another. Personally i think its the best one of all time. One thing I'm trying to figure out is... I've seen starships in the shows, movies, and games take torpedo hits with shields down, though I know the games aren't "canon," you see it quite often there too. In all of those, I have never seen a torpedo do THAT much damage... even in Star Trek six when the torpedo smashed clear through the saucer. Or in Star Trek 3 when the Klingon torpedo hit aft of the bridge. Niether time did it cause a huge explosion on the bridge and fires flooding the entire area. So with that in mind, I was curious as to where the initial torpedo from the Reliant in WOK hit. In figure one I've provided below, I always was lead to believe that this was in fact the place where the torpedo hit. But then I read on Startrek.com about the defense field. During that Era, most of the important systems on the saucer (Bridge, Pulse phaser emitters, main sensor, etc.) were protected by a secondary shield that was activated during yellow alert, as evident from the line right before the first attack: Kirk: This is damn peculiar... yellow alert! Savik: Energize defense field... The defense field according to the diagram between the helm and navigation, and on the ST website indicates that the defense field protects this area on Figure 2.... if that were the case, how could a single torpedo do THAT MUCH damage... THoughts?