Re: Do turbolifts have any sense?
They appear to be used in the engine room and also in the dilithium energizer room as some type of shield as well as a physical divider. Perhaps the grid pattern blocks out the specific frequency range of radiation that the engine and power systems puts out?
I had the same thoughts. Probably some kind of universally efficient structure and material, hence we saw it in Yonada's engine room, too, in "For the World Is Hollow..". There it did seem to have the quality of a shield protecting the console's operator (hence my inspiration for that thought).
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