Fridge: Space Mines
Why is there a "Fridge Logic" page on this trope? Aren't Fridge Logic pages usually for works? Well, generally yes. But in the creation of this trope, there were so many Fridge Logic comments that came up, and it was realized that they were pretty much universal to this sort of trope, no matter what work they came from. So, it was decided to start a Fridge Logic page to deal with them.
- FWIW the Klingon mines make no sense, since they'd have to mine space three-dimensionally - which they don't - in order to be effective, which would literally take hundreds of years to do even at like 15 seconds a mine. (They don't just mine around Bajor, they mine around the entire Bajoran system.)
- This is true of most examples of this. The other DS9 example is actually pretty rare in its making-sense-ness.
- Perhaps what they call "mines" are really dormant warp-capable drones which are activated by anything in their sensor range, which could be a significant fraction of a lightyear, which would allow only a few of them to cover a three-dimensional hollow sheathe around the Bajoran system.
- Can someone tell me how self-propelled space-mines with homing capability are functionally different from missiles?
- Sea Mines work(ed) well for two reasons: