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Old October 15 2008, 12:59 PM   #20
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Re: The "original" Ten-Forward

The rim of the saucer isn't flat, it curves up to the edge. Hence the dual-level floor to help follow the curve.

Part of the TV-set reason, I imagine, was to allow the windows to curve under the platform floor giving an impression of depth. Had they built it one-level-only on the stage floor they couldn't have done that. Hence the raised platform as an elegant solution to the design challenge.
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