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Old July 7 2010, 07:59 AM   #547
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Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?

Potemkin_Prod wrote: View Post
Sure fooled me. Not that that's a hard thing to do mind you...
Well, the fire button and the rows of lights on either side are based on the phaser firing switch seen in the phaser control room in "Balance of Terror", but the rest of the panel is something I came up with. I wanted to give Cutty's station a signature instrument like Spock's library computer and hooded scanner or the Sulu-scope. I also knew a big fire button would demand a close-up, so I designed it to be functional. You press one of the white buttons to select a weapon, and hit the big red button to fire. The smaller red button disarms everything (it was supposed to be a rounded white button like on Kirk's chair).

I even designed a targeting display, but they didn't use it on-set.
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