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Old May 31 2013, 12:38 PM   #1
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Favourite bridge and interiors

Hello,

What are your favourite bridge/control center designs and starship/space station interiors ?

Personally, I prefer those of the 1701-D. The bridge is iconic to me, and the interiors, including engineering, look very comfy (it not entirely realistic). So:

Bridge: 1701-D (Generations)
Engineering: 1701-D
General Interiors: Still 1701-D

But I will give honorable mentions to TWOK's military-looking bridge and TMP's super-cool warp core.
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Old May 31 2013, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

Lots of really cool bridges. The Enterprise A from TUC and the Excelsior from TUC stand out to me, as does from Generations the Enterprise B and D. The Enterprise E, the Defiant, and Voyager also have pretty nice bridges.
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Old May 31 2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

I'd have to say DS9.

Just so different from all the straight lines and dull greys of Starfleet. The more organic shapes, designs and moodier lighting just helped set the scene and separate the series from everything else.
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Old May 31 2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

I liked the Ent-D bridge in Generations. Was the familiar TNG bridge but bridge-ier, with more workstations and crew, more like a command station of a massive space vessel.
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Old May 31 2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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bridge: tmp enterprise
interioris: tos enterprise
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Old May 31 2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

1701-D across the board, with DS9 and the original 1701 tied for second.

The refit 1701 and 1701-A interiors were really beautiful as well, but they had a sort of (understandably) unfinished quality to them.

Voyager, 1701-E, and the NX-01 were just dull, grey, and lacked character. And those thin metal rails on Voyager looked like they were just waiting to seriously injure someone.
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Old May 31 2013, 07:18 PM   #7
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Favorite bridge was the original TV series.

The other sets? TNG or Enterprise.
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Old May 31 2013, 08:19 PM   #8
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

I like the bridge from TOS - I found it to be more intimate than it's followers.
Again, I like the TOS interiors, corridors and other rooms - including main engineering. However, I must tip the hat to the TMP's warp core.
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Old May 31 2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

I prefer the bridge from Voyager. The only problem was the command chairs. It's not clear which is the captain's; it ought to be clear where the Captain sit.
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Old May 31 2013, 10:49 PM   #10
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

CaptPapa wrote: View Post
I like the bridge from TOS - I found it to be more intimate than it's followers.
Again, I like the TOS interiors, corridors and other rooms - including main engineering. However, I must tip the hat to the TMP's warp core.
Funny thing about the 60s design for Trek: in a few years, maybe they'll look futuristic again (except the buttons) because of fashion changes.
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Old May 31 2013, 11:14 PM   #11
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I love Voyager's bridge. It's the perfect mix of refit-Enterprise functionality with Enterprise-D style. It's not as utilitarian as Defiant. And the lighting is the best of any of them.
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Old May 31 2013, 11:31 PM   #12
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

Favorite bridge: Enterprise-A's from Star Trek V
Favorite corridors: The original Enterprise's from Star Trek TMP
Favorite engine room: The original Enterprise's from Star Trek II
Favorite sickbay: DS9's infirmary
Favorite ready room: The Enterprise-E's from Star Trek X
Favorite conference room: The Enterprise-D's observation lounge from TNG
Favorite living quarters: Kirk's cabin aboard the original Enterprise from Star Trek II
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Old June 1 2013, 02:27 AM   #13
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

I like the 1701 (TOS version) and 1701-D interiors for not looking like anything else on TV. People tend to criticize them, particularly the 1701-D, for "not looking realistic", or for their brighter color schemes, or whatever. But I think that's what makes them unique. It's the same as the difference between Old TARDIS and New TARDIS. The old one was an overbright plastiky-looking set, but it was iconic. It stood out. I like that about the 1701 and 1701-D bridges too. The interiors of the 1701-E or Voyager are dark, bland, almost generic science fiction spaceship sets by comparison. They're "more realistic", but they aren't nearly as cool looking IMO.

Having said all that, in terms of being realistic in the 24th century, I reckon Defiant's bridge was the one which felt the most like I'd imagine a true Starship in a true space navy being. Ward-rooms with cramped bunks, a compact-but-fully-functional bridge that was kinda like something you'd see in a submarine... Enterprise took it further, but its clear a lot of thought went into the kind of ship Defiant is.
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Old June 1 2013, 02:37 AM   #14
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The D, and Voyager
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Old June 1 2013, 02:49 AM   #15
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Re: Favourite bridge and interiors

A thank you to C.E. Evans for the template.

Favorite bridge: Enterprise-A's from Star Trek V
Favorite corridors: The original Enterprise's from Star Trek TMP, and TWOK. I liked the combination of subtle differences in color scheme between them.
Favorite engine room: The original Enterprise's from Star Trek II
Favorite sickbay: Voyager's sickbay
Favorite ready room: Voyager's ready room
Favorite conference room: Voyager
Favorite living quarters: Picard's was clearly the most spacious and comfortable-looking, but I did like Kirk's cabin aboard the original Enterprise from Star Trek II. Of course, it would have been nice for the captain to have a window.
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