Picard wrote:Yet Federation uses Tritanium in starship construction.
They use carpet, too, but that has about the same relevance to Yar's statement.
Picard wrote:http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_10H8_Gaw0N0/T ... stered.jpg
Pretty picture, but it doesn't really speak to any particular point.
"This is the commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise. All cities and installations on Eminiar 7 have been located, identified, and fed into our fire control system. In 1 hour and 45 minutes, the entire inhabited surface of your planet will be destroyed. You have that long to surrender your hostages."
Again, this doesn't say anything useful. I don't see any references in that quote to how many weapons would be used, what type of weapons, or the capabilities of those weapons.
Picard wrote:Evidence of yield requred so that anything can reach dome? They said that collateral damage of blasting throught planetary shield will destroy dome.
Exactly - the ability to breach the dome is useless for determining weapon yields.
Picard wrote:But Manuals are not canon anymore, and trying to fit Manuals in overall picture only unnecesarily complicates things.
"Anymore?" I don't think they were ever canon. In any event, that's why the TM's shouldn't even be considered when dissecting canon.
"We've been over this. We don't shoot first and ask questions later."
"Of course! We never ask questions."