Re: Roddenberry's Worst Ideas
If there were no turbolifts there would have to be stairwells. Imagine how long it would have taken Spock to carry Kirk and McCoy up the stairs to deck 78.
Imagine how funny it would have been seeing him use the rocket boosters to zoom through the stairwells.
"He clapped his captain—his friend—on the shoulder. Yes, this man was very much like James Kirk, in all the ways that mattered." --Christopher L. Bennett-- Star Trek: Mere Anarachy, The Darkness Drops Again