I am mindful of an episode of Star Trek, featuring James T Kirk, that thinking about it has some striking similarities to the pursuit and eventual destruction of the Bismarck.
I cannot recall the episode precisely, but I'm sure other members of this forum can, it involved a rogue ship attacking a Federation outpost with some sort of super weapon. The Enterprise finds, tracks and chases this ship and eventually comes under fire from this super weapon. In trying to dodge this super weapon Kirk discovers that longer ranges reduce the effect of the weapon so that the Enterprises's shields can deal with it. Eventually the enemy ship is degraded and disabled by phasers.
Recall the episode anybody?
Was the episode in any way inspired by Rheinubung and the hunt for Bismarck?
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