|On January 4, 2015, I will be shutting down the server that hosts The TV IV website. It has been a very long time since I've been able to put any decent amount of time into the site, and ad revenue is plummeting. I think it is time to shut it down or hand it off to someone who can keep it going properly. If you are interested in taking over the site's code and data, contact administrators at tviv.org. --CygnusTMtalk|
Character shield refers to the imaginary shield that protects important characters in certain programs from dying. Star Trek: Enterprise was particularly notable for employing the character shield. The titular ship would take massive damage and remain intact, while other ships would be destroyed in the blink of an eye.
See also: red shirt.