Therefore, my new rule is that this project is set during a conjectural "Season 4"
, or "Year 4 of the 5 Year Mission"
, and that any differences from the late Season 3 sets we can justify by saying that "it got changed before the production of Season 4", for lack of a better way to say it.
Setting things in a conjectural fourth season? Welcome, Mr. Versiga; it will be nice to have the company.
Robert Comsol wrote:
Well, the second bed doesn't have a bedside swing-arm monitor, either, in "Return to Tomorrow." They had pull it off the set to make room for Thalassa's receptacle. Hmmm: maybe this whole episode takes place in yet another Sick Bay!
Or this is a foretaste of the upcoming Season Three? First, the second bed doesn't have the swing-arm monitor and eventually the first bed will also be without it.
I don't think it's quite
as simple as a slow loss of the bedside swing-arm monitors during the run of the show. Yes, the swing-arm is lost from the second bed in second season's "Return to Tomorrow," but then it's back again in the third season's "Elaan of Troyius."