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Old Today, 03:03 AM   #1
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The diagram of the Enterprise next to the bridge turbolift

That diagram with the elevation and plan views of the Enterprise next to the turbolift... do we know what it's supposed to be for?
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Re: The diagram of the Enterprise next to the bridge turbolift

It was created before the ship got scaled up. It appears to illustrate the number of decks, where the main elevator shafts are, and likely sections of the ship representing discrete modules/components.
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Old Today, 03:09 AM   #3
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Thanks. Does anyone know of a canonical or extracanonical source where we see crew members actually use it for anything? I mean, can they make sections light up or something?
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No. Its simply set decoration to be ignored like the dedication plaque stating Enterprise is a Starship Class vessel.
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Old Today, 03:17 AM   #5
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Maybe it says where the restrooms and emergency exits are located.
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Re: The diagram of the Enterprise next to the bridge turbolift

The diagram probably has a little star where the bridge is, saying "You are here".

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Maybe it says where the restrooms and emergency exits are located.

There are none.
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Old Today, 03:53 AM   #8
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Maybe it says where the restrooms and emergency exits are located.

There are none.
Talk about an emergency!
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Re: The diagram of the Enterprise next to the bridge turbolift

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It was created before the ship got scaled up. It appears to illustrate the number of decks, where the main elevator shafts are, and likely sections of the ship representing discrete modules/components.
Yeah. I always wished it was nicer and more accurate, but it still looks cool from a distance.

Large ships do have a wall panel, on or near the bridge, to display and control bulkhead doors:



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Old Today, 06:26 AM   #10
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Re: The diagram of the Enterprise next to the bridge turbolift

The holorooms like they used in the TAS Practical Joker is the restroom. When needed the room shifts to that of a space for toilets. The computer then uses the transporters to convert whatever waste material is used into storage for repurposing. TNG holodecks would be more efficient 100 years later using the matter for any number of uses....
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The holorooms like they used in the TAS Practical Joker is the restroom. When needed the room shifts to that of a space for toilets. The computer then uses the transporters to convert whatever waste material is used into storage for repurposing. TNG holodecks would be more efficient 100 years later using the matter for any number of uses....
Sounds more like the Room of Requirement.

They should have an Excalbian on each ship to convert waste into food.
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It was created before the ship got scaled up. It appears to illustrate the number of decks, where the main elevator shafts are, and likely sections of the ship representing discrete modules/components.
Yeah. I always wished it was nicer and more accurate, but it still looks cool from a distance.

Large ships do have a wall panel, on or near the bridge, to display and control bulkhead doors:



That would be cool if they could seal off areas of the ship from there.
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Re: The diagram of the Enterprise next to the bridge turbolift

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That would be cool if they could seal off areas of the ship from there.
In "Conscience of the King," when Kirk is searching for the about-to-blow overloaded phaser, he orders Spock to "block off this section." Spock goes to a wall intercom panel and says, "Evacuate this section. Seal it off. Clear section C4 and C5." Presumably he's speaking to someone on the bridge.

There don't appear to be any controls for fire/explosion bulkhead doors on or next to that diagram on the turbolift alcove (it would be an awkward place for them). Those controls would logically be at one of the bridge stations.
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Re: The diagram of the Enterprise next to the bridge turbolift

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There don't appear to be any controls for fire/explosion bulkhead doors on or next to that diagram on the turbolift alcove (it would be an awkward place for them). Those controls would logically be at one of the bridge stations.

If we apply today's real tech (or even TNG's fake tech), the wall panel would be a touch screen from which you could do a bunch of things.

It's funny how there are no phaser emitters on the 11-footer, but even the smallest bridge function has a dedicated mechanical button.
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The computer then uses the transporters to convert whatever waste material is used into storage for repurposing.
A more polite way of saying "Eat shit."
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