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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old August 4 2010, 01:31 PM   #1
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Turbolift Entrances

I didn't look for any screen caps but from what I remember the floor of the bridge leads right into the turbolift like it's just another room instead of having a thin break or seam that a lift would have.
That's odd.
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Old August 4 2010, 01:33 PM   #2
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Re: Turbolift Entrances

Also, there's just one set of doors.
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Old August 4 2010, 01:48 PM   #3
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Hey yeah. That's weird too.
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Old August 4 2010, 01:54 PM   #4
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The 24th century is just very, very good at seams.

I can't get TrekCore images to open from where I'm typing (at work, but I didn't tell you that), but IIRC these seamless turbolifts appeared just twice: early on in the TOS pilot "Where No Man" (back when they had raw concrete floors for the sets, and still dared experiment with fancy camera angles), and in the TNG pilot "Encounter at Farpoint" (where the bridge set was sort of halfway finished). And I might be wrong about the latter...

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Old August 4 2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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Re: Turbolift Entrances

And the lift is always on that level when someone on the bridge walks towards it, they don't even pause to see if the doors will open for them, they just assume it will open and the lift will be there
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Old August 4 2010, 05:50 PM   #6
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And the lift is always on that level when someone on the bridge walks towards it, they don't even pause to see if the doors will open for them, they just assume it will open and the lift will be there
From an In-Universe POV...

It could be that there is always a turbolift at the bridge, when one turbolift goes to the Bridge, the Bridge Turbolift moves to allow this Turbolift access, unless of course theres two turbolifts going to the bridge, in which case the one that gets there first causes a slight delay for the second
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Old August 4 2010, 06:22 PM   #7
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And the lift is always on that level when someone on the bridge walks towards it, they don't even pause to see if the doors will open for them, they just assume it will open and the lift will be there
EDIT -- (don't make any sense.)
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Old August 4 2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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I always wonder what they do in the turbolifts. You see them go in; you see them come out.

Do they break out the iCommunicate and sext each other?
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Old August 4 2010, 07:29 PM   #9
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Re: Turbolift Entrances

For the record, I believe there are two turbolifts that go to the bridge of the Enterprise D.... the main one everybody seems to use a lot by the Engineering terminal and the other is located next to Picard's ready room...... and I do believe I've seen episodes where crew members were waiting for a lift while on the bridge.... although not very often.

As it goes for finding a clear shot of the main turbolift on the Enterprise D bridge online, it doesn't seem to be the easiest thing to find.
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Old August 4 2010, 10:38 PM   #10
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Re: Turbolift Entrances

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The 24th century is just very, very good at seams.

I can't get TrekCore images to open from where I'm typing (at work, but I didn't tell you that), but IIRC these seamless turbolifts appeared just twice: early on in the TOS pilot "Where No Man" (back when they had raw concrete floors for the sets, and still dared experiment with fancy camera angles), and in the TNG pilot "Encounter at Farpoint" (where the bridge set was sort of halfway finished). And I might be wrong about the latter...

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At no time was the turbolift on TOS ever directly on the concrete floor. First off, the soundstage floor wasn't level, and they had to compensate for the steady dropoff from one end of the double length soundstage to the other by building up and bracing a new floor surface with joists. Second, the turbolift on the TOS bridge was on the UPPER level, which was raised, what was it, eight, ten inches?

Now, if you're talking about the corridor, then yeah, that's directly on their built up level floor. But the bridge? Never!
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Old August 5 2010, 12:27 AM   #11
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Did the Connie-Refit not originally have 2 turbolifts? IIRC in TWOK the ship only had the one Turbolift
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Old August 5 2010, 12:30 AM   #12
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Re: Turbolift Entrances

In TWOK there's two turbolifts, one to either side of the console directly behind Kirk.

Kind of an amusing thing to hear given your avatar, btw.

Actually, given your avatar, Kirk, McCoy and Saavik take the other lift when heading to the transporter room to board Spacelab.
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Old August 5 2010, 12:33 AM   #13
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In TWOK there's two turbolifts, one to either side of the console directly behind Kirk.

Kind of an amusing thing to hear given your avatar, btw.

Actually, given your avatar, Kirk, McCoy and Saavik take the other lift when heading to the transporter room to board Spacelab.
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Yeah sorry my mistake, it looks as if they modified the placement of some consoles, they moved the Science Station from behind the Captain's Chair to the 3 o'clock position
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Old August 5 2010, 12:37 AM   #14
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Re: Turbolift Entrances

Yep, I really noticed the console shuffle when I watched TMP and TWoK close to each other.

BTW, we seem to be bouncing between the same threads. Good thing there's two turbolifts!
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Old August 5 2010, 12:39 AM   #15
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Yep, I really noticed the console shuffle when I watched TMP and TWoK close to each other.

BTW, we seem to be bouncing between the same threads. Good thing there's two turbolifts!
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Anyone know of any reason as to why they did the Console Shuffle?
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