Robert Comsol wrote:
Your observation is impeccable but in that scene from "Day of the Dove" the turbo lift ride from s
the bridge is so short (must be a warp express turbo lift
) that compared to "Amok Time" (bridge to deck 5) it becomes increasingly difficult to rationalize that they first went down
to sickbay and then Kirk went up
to the bridge alone.
Keep in mind if the crew lounge was on Deck 6, they would've had to go up to Deck 5 to get to sickbay. Then it would be a short hop up for Kirk to the bridge. As to turbolift travel times, that is variable, depending on congestion. I suspect it was extra fast that time for Kirk because everyone else got trapped in their areas