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Modified tractor beam Edit

I'm pretty sure that the Defiant didn't use a modified tractor beam, it just used a regular one to push the ship out of the Klingon's firing arc. 216.42.95.211 19:40, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Well, I might have to disagree, Dax stated:
"You were right, Mister Worf. The modulated tractor beam's deflecting some of the Klingon disruptor fire."
Since "modulated" probably does not mean "standard", by definition, this would be otherwise "modified". --Alan del Beccio 21:14, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Tractor beam only with shields down? Edit

Isn't it right that you have to penetrat the ship's shields before you can push or pull it with your tractor beam? 84.178.49.78 19:24, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Depends on the needs of the story. In-universe, it depends on the strength of the beam, the type of shielding being used against it etc etc. In some cases, ships have been able to tow others whose shields were still functioning. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 82.21.150.88 (talk).

Warp tow Edit

Merge with tractor beam. Short article, also seems as good a place as any for it, seeing as it is just one of many applications of the technology. --Alan 21:47, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

Support. Doesn't seem much reason to keep separate. We aren't talking about a separate piece of equipment, or a type of tractor beam, just how they are using the same thing. --OuroborosCobra talk 21:50, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Support. I'll second Cobra's comments.--31dot 21:56, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
SupportCleanse 02:38, 15 July 2008 (UTC)
Support. It should also be mentioned, I think, that this works both ways as established in "The Counter-Clock Incident" that a ship can establish a tractor beam to a fast moving vessel and then get accelerated along with it. --Pseudohuman 04:01, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

There was also a reference in "Night Terrors". --Alan 16:16, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Tractor Pulse Edit

Im pretty sure that the borg have establised that they use a Tractor pulse, it might be somthing worth noting – Alexlyoko13 02:44, December 15, 2009 (UTC)

"The Battle" suggests that tractor beams should not remain on indefinitely. Something about tractor beam conservation. (Picard to Riker: "Her inertia will carry the Stargazer along on this heading with us. Or did you sleep through the Academy lecture on conserving tractor beam power?")

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