Re: How militarized should Starfleet be?
like... No one's thought to put Seat Belts on the Bridge Chairs in All These Years?
Well, yes and no. The armrests acted as restraints when folded inward on the refit Enterprise
. Then in the Nemesis deleted scenes, we see that Picard's new command chair has a harness restraint.
EDIT: Forgot the Excelsior
from Star Trek III also had armrests that acted as restraints.
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