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Old August 29 2013, 07:14 AM   #1
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The Cage bridge.

I am watching the Cage on netflix and for some reason I've never noticed how more advanced it appears than the regular bridge. Instead of those static picture monitors there are big panels that have a couple of steady pictures and then graphs and other things pop on. I think I like the color scheme better as well; I guess I need to pay more attention to details! What do you all think?
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Old August 29 2013, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: The Cage bridge.

I thought the color scheme more closely resembles the TMP bridge.
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Old August 29 2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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Re: The Cage bridge.

Now that you mention it.. it does.
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Old August 29 2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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Re: The Cage bridge.

They lost the slide projectors on the overhead monitors because of the cost...the number of union operators required was too expensive.
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Old August 29 2013, 07:37 AM   #5
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Re: The Cage bridge.

Yeah, union rules at the time required (I think) one man for each projector.
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Old August 29 2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Re: The Cage bridge.

Im really quite fond of the somewhat subdued color scheme of that bridge. IIRC the main reason for changing it was, that on b&w TVs (which were still widely in use in the 60s) the red "highlights" of the regular bridge provided a better contrast then the all-gray bridge in "The Cage". For the same reason they probably also changed the colors of the uniforms.

I also liked the "swan-neck" monitors attached to the chairs and consoles, although they might be a bit impractical in-universe.

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Old August 29 2013, 11:15 AM   #7
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Re: The Cage bridge.

Those gooseneck viewers looked like accidents waiting to happen when the Director yelled "Roll!"
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Old August 29 2013, 11:26 AM   #8
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Re: The Cage bridge.

Ok, so they were impractical both in-universe and production-wise ... but I still like them
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Old August 29 2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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Re: The Cage bridge.

A few other differences...

The captain's chair did not sit upon an elevated dais, just a flate "plate" with a similar "footprint".

The railing (besides being black rather than red) did not have gaps in the sides to access the lower deck plate. It was only open behind the captain's chair and the front framing the main viewer.

There are a lot of other subtle elements, but those are two I never noticed until this year. I'm rather embarrassed I never noticed the railing difference.

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Old August 29 2013, 04:18 PM   #10
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Re: The Cage bridge.

TheSubCommander wrote: View Post
I thought the color scheme more closely resembles the TMP bridge.
It did indeed.

I liked the black railings in The Cage much better then the red railings.
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Old August 29 2013, 06:03 PM   #11
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Re: The Cage bridge.

It'sd too bad the projectors cost too much i though it was a neat effect.
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Old August 29 2013, 06:04 PM   #12
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Re: The Cage bridge.

Love the bridge in The Cage. It's the TOS bridge design with an added layer of realism.
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Old August 29 2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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Re: The Cage bridge.

Lance wrote: View Post
Love the bridge in The Cage. It's the TOS bridge design with an added layer of realism.
Agree.
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Old August 29 2013, 08:11 PM   #14
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Re: The Cage bridge.

If they had kept "The Cage" aesthetic...



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Old August 30 2013, 11:20 AM   #15
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Stop making me wish for things I cant have
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