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Old October 15 2008, 02:24 PM   #23
ST-One
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Re: The "original" Ten-Forward

Forbin wrote: View Post
The rim of the saucer isn't flat, it curves up to the edge. Hence the dual-level floor to help follow the curve.
Actually, it is flat. The only curve is the one the windows (on the miniature) follow.

Forbin wrote: View Post
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.
If only they had done that (it wouldn't have fucked with the design too much). But the windows don't even reach the floor on the set.

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