Robert Comsol wrote:
Edit: "The Immunity Syndrome" with the backward facing engine room has the larger barrel facing away from the cathedral...
I think you are having the scene in mind where Kirk enters the engine room. But we do not know which
engine room that is.
If I'm not mistaken the decisive scene here was the point of view
from the (impulse and warp drive) EMM.
) the console and Scotty really block a good view of the dcca-housing, so it's hard or impossible to tell which "barrel" is next to the cathedral.
The one I'm thinking of is when Kirk enters the engine room and gets thrown back to the door because of the reverse effect. (Thus the engine room is facing backwards as you spotted earlier.) As Kirk and Scotty walk to the control panels, you can see the larger barrel facing away from the cathedral as the camera pivots around it.