Yeah, I'm of the opinion that those red light windows are an Approach Control
tower to see small craft coming in. And, Maurice
, nice call out for those windows looking back onto the deck, I hadn't caught those before. That locks it in as far as I'm concerned.
, I challenge you to get a hold of a CG refit model and place a camera looking out of those windows and add a narrow cylinder into the scene to approximate the phaser fire... I guarantee you that you'll only see the beam if it's firing basically straight aft. I can't imagine much utility for seeing that angle on the beams. Let alone installing windows there for the expressed intent of seeing the beams...