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no as I recall the Enterprise Nx-1 did in fact have shields so why would they need the Andorians to give them deflector technology they already had.


The Enterprise already had deflector shields... it was at the front of the saucer. You can't travel at warp speed without a deflector shield, or the tiniest speck of space dust would tear your ship apart.


Kitface 23:55, June 30, 2011 (UTC): They had a deflector dish, to stop space dust tearing the ship apart. However, deflector shields are different (not really explained in-canon why they're different, but they are). The NX-01 had "polarised hull plating" which was pretty useless compared to some of the more advanced species they encountered. But once they had become the Federation, I think it would be safe to assume the Tellerites, Andorians and Vulcans all worked together with the technology they previously kept to themselves.

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