Re: New Star Trek Fan Film
Concerning the viewscreen area:
If you don't want to build running lights based on something like this
you could always opt for additional display mount points
like the Galaxy battle bridge had.
That way you'd only need to take care of the Red Alert indicator and that can be done with a piece of acrylic class with red translucent paper glued to its back and a cheap LED array behind it to light it when needed,
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