Yeah, I hate the light fixtures too. They're just temporaries while I design something more pleasing- (and realistic-) looking. They will be direct lights, though; I figured that in a work area like this, indirect task lighting would not be appropriate. (And besides, we have
seen direct lighting on the Enterprise
before; look at the briefing room set in "The Cage" and "Where No Man Has Gone Before".) Also, I'm trying to balance between designing something cool and futuristic-looking while keeping a 1960's design ethos firmly in mind. The goal here is to create something that looks like it could have been built as a standing set on Stage 9 at Desilu.