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Old May 26 2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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Re: How do they see out the bridge window anyway?

You could ask the same thing about all the windows in crew quarters and observation lounges and whatnot that we've seen in various starships from ST:TMP onward, or in places like Mr. Lurry's office in TOS -- windows through which you could always see the stars even when the interior was brightly lit, even though everyone who's ever looked out a window at night should know it doesn't work that way. So this is hardly a new problem; it's nearly as old as Star Trek itself (and is shared by most other space-based SF franchises as well).

I tend to assume the windows are of a sophisticated material that damps reflections from within and amplifies the starlight from outside.
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