Herkimer Jitty wrote:
That's what the main viewer is for. It doesn't seem to be of benefit to anyone else.
It does. Its nice for the con to see what is going on outside.
Flying a starship ain't like driving a car, kid.
The way that flying a starship works - based on coordinates and EXTREME distances, a viewscreen would be of minimal use to the helmsman - he needs assloads of information - visual and otherwise, all at once. All the main viewer provides is a view of space and the occasional rubber forehead alien standing in front of a repainted set.