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Old February 16 2008, 02:19 AM   #72
Cary L. Brown
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Location: Austin, Texas
Re: Another fan attempt at TOS deck plans

ancient said:
Personally, I like to divide the turbos and everything else into thirds in the saucer. It just seems more tos in style. On the other hand, it doesn't jive with those compartment things.

People often complain that the ship wastes too much space via the large corridors, but I'd wager that most of the ship's machinery and structural framework is actually crammed into the walls...
...along with all those door-opener people. This explains the large crew size.
200 crew, and 230 door-openers! That explains the difference between Pike's and Kirk's crew estimates! By jove, I think you've got it!

(Apparently, Pike considered these people "steerage." )
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