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In the Star Trek fictional universe, shields refer to a 23rd and 24th century technology that protects starships, space stations, and planets from damage by natural hazard or enemy attack. They are sometimes called deflectors, deflector shields, and screens (the last of which is used only during the original series) as synonyms for shields.
A frequently-used plot device holds that ships with shields raised may not use their transporters. This often prevents the protagonists from simply pulling endangered colleagues out of danger and running away, for to do so would require lowering shields, resulting in the possible destruction of the ship.
The term shields first appears in the Star Trek episode “Balance of Terror”. They were used by a Federation outpost under attack by a Romulan bird of prey but proved ineffective. The first shown use by a starship appeared in the Star Trek episode “Arena”, in which the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) raises its shields after being attacked by an alien…

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