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Old December 30 2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

I was thinking the bridge must have a live feed that all persons can view. If Picard calls to the transporter room "beam that man up now!", Obrien never has to say "what guy? Oops too late."

There are various examples in all the series where sickbay, the shuttle bay, security, auxiliary control, life support etc have all been contacted in the midst of some event by the bridge and other stations don't seem to need any briefing on what the Captain is talking about.

Can anybody contrast that with working on the larger real word Navy ships? Does a crewmember repairing jets on the lower decks of a carrier know whats going on upstairs? Can a 21st century Captain contact any department on the ship during a crisis and expect a response like Picard gets?
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Old December 30 2013, 10:49 PM   #2
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

A very good question. I've always wondered when the ship comes under attack, power fails, or Redjac starts shouting through the intercoms, does the rest of the crew have a clue as to what's gong on?
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Old December 30 2013, 10:51 PM   #3
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

That's an interesting question. I don't think that they could have a "live feed" of the bridge throughout the ship, because a whole bunch of things happen up there that would cause some major panic. But maybe places like sickbay and the transporter rooms have feeds.
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Old December 31 2013, 12:03 AM   #4
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

The bridge is monitored by the EMH program whenever it's activated according to Voyager, (The Cloud), along with other critical systems.

So I imagine that there's a process in place to monitor everything else, since there's a precedent.
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Old December 31 2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

There could be an unseen Twitter-esque system on board where, as data is inputed by the operations manager on the bridge (Data on TNG, but possibly Uhura in TOS?), so it is shown on various crucial consoles throughout the ship in places like the transporter room or sickbay. So when an order comes through the crew in those areas are fully up to speed with the situation and are ready to respond instantly. TNG's graphic displays were not sophisticated enough to show this kind of background detail, but in practical terms we might see parts of consoles were there's a continual updating of text with mission relevant information constantly being updated 'as it happens'.
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Old December 31 2013, 01:10 AM   #6
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

If events are sent live to the rest of the ship, you think the bridge crew is ever tempted to screw with the rest of the ship? Putting images of giant space puppies on the viewscreen and acting horrified, that sort of thing? Or to put on shows for them? A little Picard, Riker, LaForge, and Worf in four-part harmony with canes and top hats? Well, do ya, Mr. Spock, sugar?
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Old December 31 2013, 01:54 AM   #7
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

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There could be an unseen Twitter-esque system on board where, as data is inputed by the operations manager on the bridge (Data on TNG, but possibly Uhura in TOS?), so it is shown on various crucial consoles throughout the ship in places like the transporter room or sickbay. So when an order comes through the crew in those areas are fully up to speed with the situation and are ready to respond instantly. TNG's graphic displays were not sophisticated enough to show this kind of background detail, but in practical terms we might see parts of consoles were there's a continual updating of text with mission relevant information constantly being updated 'as it happens'.
That's a very interesting proposal.
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Old December 31 2013, 02:02 AM   #8
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

It's a good question. I think the reality is, most people below decks would have no idea what's going on. They would have weeks of boredom doing routine jobs, punctuated by occasional minutes of terror as the ship is suddenly rocked by enemy fire, plunging toward the Denavan sun, or being pressured by the hand of Apollo.
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Old December 31 2013, 02:34 AM   #9
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

I'm guessing no live feed in Engineering, or Barclay would be blubbering about being unable to have his daily appointments with Deanna during the events of The Face of Enemy.
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Old December 31 2013, 02:48 AM   #10
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

I have to guess that any relevant data would be located on OSDs found in the corridors. Afterall, they do change when displaying red alert, so it only makes sense if they could change to display other things as well. A bulletin board of sorts. This of course would be restricted to data that isn't top-level as to not panic anyone.
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Old December 31 2013, 03:31 AM   #11
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As long as the danger isn't visible from Ten Forward
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Old December 31 2013, 02:02 PM   #12
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Re: Is the bridge "live" and monitored through the ship?

USS Triumphant wrote: View Post
Or to put on shows for them? A little Picard, Riker, LaForge, and Worf in four-part harmony with canes and top hats? Well, do ya, Mr. Spock, sugar?
This actually sounds like a run of the mill holodeck simulation for Picard.
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Old December 31 2013, 02:22 PM   #13
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Or to put on shows for them? A little Picard, Riker, LaForge, and Worf in four-part harmony with canes and top hats? Well, do ya, Mr. Spock, sugar?
This actually sounds like a run of the mill holodeck simulation for Picard.
Data, actually.
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Old December 31 2013, 02:51 PM   #14
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Or to put on shows for them? A little Picard, Riker, LaForge, and Worf in four-part harmony with canes and top hats? Well, do ya, Mr. Spock, sugar?
This actually sounds like a run of the mill holodeck simulation for Picard.
Data, actually.
Can you imagine how twisted some of Data's holoprograms must have been? From what little we've seen, in his personal life, Data was one weird dude.
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Old December 31 2013, 02:54 PM   #15
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Can you imagine how twisted some of Data's holoprograms must have been? From what little we've seen, in his personal life, Data was one weird dude.
I'm thinking something like that movie with J.Lo where she could go inside people's dreams. :shudder:
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