View Single Post
Old September 24 2012, 10:19 PM   #43
sbk1234
Rear Admiral
 
sbk1234's Avatar
 
Location: Los Angeles
Re: How come theres never a queue for the Turbo Lift on the Bridge ?

Timo wrote: View Post
However, this doesn't cover all the bases, especially the ones where nobody gives a voice command. OTOH, the handle doesn't appear to be a convenient selector for complex orders such as "as close to Cabin 7G221 as possible" or "Deck 16, forward port station". Perhaps the system is smarter than we give it credit for? Perhaps the turbolifts run on regular, predictable routes like a bus, unless you specify a destination, and the handles are for activating or overriding the bus functionality.

Timo Saloniemi
I always figured that the turbolifts automatically took one to the the most direct course, based onthe information given. For example, if one says, "deck 5," the lift would stop at the closest lift station on deck 5 from where it started - taking into account maneuvering around other lift cars and such (which I still insist share shafts. At least some of the shafts could be made for larger traffic.) However, if you say "sickbay," or "transporter room 4," or "Dr. Noel's quarters", it will take you to the closest station to that location.
__________________
In all the history of the world, a riot has NEVER broken out at a Sci-Fi convention.

"It's a fucking TV show!" - Gary Lockwood
sbk1234 is offline   Reply With Quote