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Old June 27 2013, 05:03 PM   #16
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Truly good questions the kids have been asking and I'm looking forward to many of their questions arising from "Wink of an Eye"...
Hopefully, one of them won't be, "Deela is brushing her hair and Kirk is putting his boots on. Why did he have his boots off?" But, knowing kids, it probably will be.
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Old June 28 2013, 03:59 AM   #17
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Either Bridge officers "do their business" prior to their work shift (with the help of 23rd Century medicine?) or can ask one of the other Bridge crew members (from secondary monitor stations) to take over for a few minutes, IMHO.
That would be a great scene!

Chekov: Permission to leave the bridge, Captain?
Kirk: What for?
Chekov: I have to take a dump, Sir.

There was a scene in Diane Carey's novel Dreadnaught where this actually happens. The main character asks Spock for permission to step below deck (or was it above deck?) for a moment.
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Old June 29 2013, 01:44 AM   #18
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I always liked the idea of there being one in that gangway around the TOS bridge though. It's a clever idea.
Me too. I also like how it actually gives the additional door on the bridge in TAS some purpose: it doesn't simply lead to a secondary turbolift, but instead leads to the gangway around the bridge that happens to contain various additional things (including the toilet). It's a logical addition, albeit one we never saw confirmed on-screen.

Alas, in TOS that door is missing, so we are left to theorize how they might access the gangway in the live-action Star Trek...

One other idea is that there are doors on the bridge which lead to the outer gangway, but which don't look overtly like doors, instead resembling wall panels. On some commercial airliners the areas in which the cabin crew sleep during long haul flights are in a door which is designed to look like a wall panel, which slides aside to allow access. It's less practical than TAS's secondary door, but is probably more asthetically pleasing in terms of the bridges contours.
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Old June 29 2013, 05:02 AM   #19
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There was a scene in Diane Carey's novel Dreadnaught where this actually happens. The main character asks Spock for permission to step below deck (or was it above deck?) for a moment.
I believe the exact wording is "permission to step up-deck."

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Old June 29 2013, 06:05 AM   #20
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I remember reading an article (in either Parade magazine or the Saturday Evening Post) just before ST:TMP came out, which said that for the first time the controls on the bridge would be coordinated to certain effects: "So when Sulu switches to 'magnification ten,' he'll have to push the same button every time!"

So said the article (which I obviously read entirely too many times back in the day).
A bit of hyperbole in those articles. There were a few "practical" buttons on the Phase II/TMP set, but not so many. In fact, some of them were hidden buttons that the actor would push without the camera seeing. You can see a pair of them on the weapons and defense station, painted black (to the right of the "accordion" buttons and along the edge of the torpedo arming controls).
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