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Old 10-08-2008, 07:17 PM   #33
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Allowing all that energy to flow out would mean uneven loading on the shields and thus the shield emitters (One part may get far more energy loading than it would have without the hole... picture the space shuttle's wing with a hole in it, or a bridge taking a trains weight in one spot). Not to mention contending with the gate wanting to move one way whilst the other end acts like some fat mother of a rocket.

What they probably did in their last 10 seconds (or the writers did anyway) was to transfer the shield to protect their segment of the room, or form a bubble round them as they removed the bubble from the gate.
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