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Old October 9 2013, 06:46 AM   #16
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Re: "Personal Relaxation Light"

In TNG, I always presumed the "personal relaxation lights" were the large illuminated sections within those curved/angular frameworks, typically positioned against the upper saucer's external hull, often seen on either side of a cabin's view ports or as part of a separator wall. I always liked how different crew and guest quarters frequently displayed different hues, as they were seen in a variety of pleasing colors which helped reflect individual character and mood. Naturally, in set design rationale, this was more a production aid to help emphasize the differences in multiple accommodations all being portrayed by the same studio set).
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Old October 9 2013, 02:05 PM   #17
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Re: "Personal Relaxation Light"

Thats interesting.. I never thought of that till just now but you are totally right about that..
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Old October 9 2013, 07:34 PM   #18
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Re: "Personal Relaxation Light"

I've always thought that was the best visual connection to the term (the moment I heard Picard say it actually) and just "made it so" in my mind thereafter. I hate that they got rid of them in Generations (at least the ones between the view ports- the wall separator was just deactivated), but then again they did totally destroy the ship, so... meh

After looking at some images I've collected over the years I forgot how many colors they came in, Everything from varying shades of blue (most common) and a very boring white to pinks and lavenders (also very common)... Orange also came up quite a few times though red and green were less routine. Voyager had a very similar, though much narrower, framed feature in their exterior cabins near the view ports, but also sported a distinctly different lighting structure, all built into areas of the interior cabins. Also displaying a wide spectrum of colors over several episodes, they appeared to be translucent panels with a grid like texture, and featured multiple, vertical, parallel emissions of light behind them. Long but narrow Lucite or Plexiglass "tabs" with inset curves carved out of them were set perpendicular to the panel behind the light sources. In the bathroom/dressing areas these worked great, but more often they were seen mounted above the beds at a slightly acute angle. Stretching across its width like some exotic headboard, they actually looked a little dangerous at times.
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