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Old August 5 2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

kind of a odd place?
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Old August 5 2011, 06:32 PM   #2
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

The Sulu likes his tea (not coffee!) that much.

He also likes to put his feet up while on duty.
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Old August 5 2011, 06:35 PM   #3
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

oh. ok.
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Old August 5 2011, 06:59 PM   #4
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

wescrusherfan84 wrote: View Post
why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?
Because the captain's chair doesn't have drink holders.
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Old August 5 2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

It doubles as a liquor cabinet too. You open that up and you've got all sorts.
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Old August 5 2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

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why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?
Because the captain's chair doesn't have drink holders.
...or seat belts.
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Old August 7 2011, 07:21 PM   #7
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

I always figured it could retract into the floor when not in use
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Old August 7 2011, 09:07 PM   #8
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

I always figured it was small desk, where the Captain could set padds, coffee cups, etc., with maybe a compartment in the side.

It could also have holoemitters built in, so it could project holograms above it for various reasons.
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Old August 7 2011, 10:51 PM   #9
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

Captain's prerogative.
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Old August 7 2011, 10:56 PM   #10
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

The Enterprise has the same table.
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Old August 7 2011, 11:17 PM   #11
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

Whenever a yeoman made a cuppa that tasted like a mouthful of copper coins, that's where he made them stand.

Shirtless invariably.
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Old August 8 2011, 07:55 PM   #12
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It was there to cover a part of the mechanism that made the bridge shake - I think it's called a gimbal.
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Old August 9 2011, 03:19 AM   #13
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

Judging by its height, I always thought the coffee table doubled as a chair for the captains' yeoman to sit while giving the captain a... you know, I'm not going to continue that thought for decency's sake.
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

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Judging by its height, I always thought the coffee table doubled as a chair for the captains' yeoman to sit while giving the captain a... you know, I'm not going to continue that thought for decency's sake.
And yet Pike complained when Starfleet appointed him a female yeoman...
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Old August 10 2011, 02:44 PM   #15
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Re: why do the USS Excelsior have a littel coffie table on the bridge?

Do I have the be the douche that says "because the script called for a cup of tea to be shaken off a table and they built the set to suit the script"...

In universe, if a starship Captain wants a little table on his bridge, he would order someone to come put one in, rank hath it's privileges.
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