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*The planet Elba II had a planetary shield that blocked [[transporter]] function and could withstand [[phaser]] fire from at least one [[Constitution-class|''Constitution''-class]] [[starship]], but it's not clear whether the shield could have withstood a determined attack.<ref>TOS "Whom Gods Destroy"</ref>  [[Montgomery Scott|Commander Scott]], commanding in the absence of the [[James T. Kirk|captain]] and [[Spock|first officer]], was concerned about damaging the Elba II asylum, which was a sealed habitat in a toxic environment. Consequently, his efforts at penetrating the shield were restrained by the need to avoid rupturing the asylum. Nonetheless, the ''Enterprise'' did try to penetrate the shield using the starship's main phaser banks on full power, attacking a point on the far side of the planet from the asylum where the shield would be weakest, and the attempt failed.  Phaser attacks against surface targets have been sustained for substantially longer, though.<ref>TOS "Who Mourns for Adonais?"</ref>
 
*The planet Elba II had a planetary shield that blocked [[transporter]] function and could withstand [[phaser]] fire from at least one [[Constitution-class|''Constitution''-class]] [[starship]], but it's not clear whether the shield could have withstood a determined attack.<ref>TOS "Whom Gods Destroy"</ref>  [[Montgomery Scott|Commander Scott]], commanding in the absence of the [[James T. Kirk|captain]] and [[Spock|first officer]], was concerned about damaging the Elba II asylum, which was a sealed habitat in a toxic environment. Consequently, his efforts at penetrating the shield were restrained by the need to avoid rupturing the asylum. Nonetheless, the ''Enterprise'' did try to penetrate the shield using the starship's main phaser banks on full power, attacking a point on the far side of the planet from the asylum where the shield would be weakest, and the attempt failed.  Phaser attacks against surface targets have been sustained for substantially longer, though.<ref>TOS "Who Mourns for Adonais?"</ref>
 
* The Federation penal colony on the planet Tantalus V was protected by a force field that blocked transporter function, but no attempt was made to defeat the field with starship weaponry.<ref>TOS "Dagger of the Mind"</ref>
 
* The Federation penal colony on the planet Tantalus V was protected by a force field that blocked transporter function, but no attempt was made to defeat the field with starship weaponry.<ref>TOS "Dagger of the Mind"</ref>
* The Federation science outpost on Calder II had a deflector shield to protect it and the archeological ruins being studied there, but there was no indication that this shield protected the entire planet. Phaser fire from a single mercenary starship was capable of defeating the shield (an effort made easier with trickery known to a [[Jean-Luc Picard|Federation starship captain]]). <ref>TNG "Gambit, Part I", "Gambit, Part II"</ref>  
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* The Federation science outpost on Calder II had a deflector shield to protect it and the archeological ruins being studied there, but there was no indication that this shield protected the entire planet. [[Disruptor]] fire from a single mercenary starship was capable of defeating the shield (an effort made easier with trickery known to a [[Jean-Luc Picard|Federation starship captain]]). <ref>TNG "Gambit, Part I", "Gambit, Part II"</ref>  
 
* [[Chakotay]] told Annorax that if [[Kathryn Janeway|Captain Janeway]] had given other ships temporal shielding technology, they would have shared it with their home worlds, which would be able to protect their planets from the Krenim time ship's temporal weapon. This exchange suggests that such civilizations may have had the ability to shield entire planets. However it should be noted that temporal shields are essentially the normal shields and deflector on ''Voyager'' modified by Seven of Nine and Lt. Tuvok to the frequency and inverse pulse of the Krenim's chroniton torpedoes. Once the frequency modification was in place, they provided protection against the otherwise conventional warheads onboard the torpedoes. Consequently, a defensive fleet of starships with appropriate shielding may well have been sufficient to keep the Krenim at bay.<ref>VOY "Year of Hell, part II"</ref>
 
* [[Chakotay]] told Annorax that if [[Kathryn Janeway|Captain Janeway]] had given other ships temporal shielding technology, they would have shared it with their home worlds, which would be able to protect their planets from the Krenim time ship's temporal weapon. This exchange suggests that such civilizations may have had the ability to shield entire planets. However it should be noted that temporal shields are essentially the normal shields and deflector on ''Voyager'' modified by Seven of Nine and Lt. Tuvok to the frequency and inverse pulse of the Krenim's chroniton torpedoes. Once the frequency modification was in place, they provided protection against the otherwise conventional warheads onboard the torpedoes. Consequently, a defensive fleet of starships with appropriate shielding may well have been sufficient to keep the Krenim at bay.<ref>VOY "Year of Hell, part II"</ref>
 
* In the 2150's, the [[Klingon]] outpost and colony of Qu'vat had at a defensive shield that could withstand a prolonged bombardment from a D-5 battlecruiser's main disruptors.  There was, however, no indication that the shield protected the entire planet, and an [[NX-class]] starship was also able to withstand fire from the cruiser's weapons (albeit for a much shorter period of time).<ref>ENT "Divergence"</ref>
 
* In the 2150's, the [[Klingon]] outpost and colony of Qu'vat had at a defensive shield that could withstand a prolonged bombardment from a D-5 battlecruiser's main disruptors.  There was, however, no indication that the shield protected the entire planet, and an [[NX-class]] starship was also able to withstand fire from the cruiser's weapons (albeit for a much shorter period of time).<ref>ENT "Divergence"</ref>

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