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Old May 24 2012, 11:34 AM   #13
Re: The changes in the Enterprise-D bridge in Generations...

Funny how the contours for those pull-out chairs are still there below the console surfaces, yet separate stools are provided. Of course, it wouldn't have been practical to pull out a chair on that narrow ledge...

A "communications station", let alone three, oddly goes against the one new and distinguishing thing about the TNG bridge - the total and noticeable lack of a Communications Officer. Then again, we can assume that there still exists a Communications Department in the TNG era, and Picard just didn't need a representative of that department up on the bridge, just like he didn't need a Sciences rep; he preferred to relay his wishes and possible displeasure to the departments through Data. Perhaps he had a change of (artificial) heart in that respect?

Timo Saloniemi
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