Changes To The Observation Lounge....

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  1. jpv2000

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    That's what I've always heard as well.
     
  2. Robert Comsol

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  4. ATimson

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    No, they tore down the wall so the set could be redressed for The Undiscovered Country...
     
  5. The Librarian

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    Yes, clearly the removal of the ship wall was entirely so that those four guys could take a picture of themselves holding them. It couldn't possibly be them just having a bit of fun while taking them down in order to reuse the set for something else.
     
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    I always thought it was a cute touch that the "ships of the line" were restored to the obs lounge for the past segments of All Good Things, making it clear that although their removal from the obs lounge set was a result of real-life necessity (STVI needing to redress the set), it's also clear that it happened 'in universe' as well.
     
  7. Savage Dragon

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    I think it was the other way around. In S1 sickbay was a re-dressed observation lounge and in S2 they built a dedicated sickbay.
     
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    I was being sarcastic, but next time I use the proper smilie.

    Must have really been fun. Afterwards the conference lounge wall looked as dull as possible with these Goes-Nowhere-Does-Nothing panels, beams or whatever you call these things coming out of the wall. :rolleyes:

    Bob
     
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  11. Robert Comsol

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    The text from the link is somewhat confusing:

    "As the observation lounge windows, which were covered with a gray fabric when the set had to double as sickbay, were used for the new observation lounge set, sickbay needed a new wall behind the biobeds".

    IIRC from my visits to the set in 1988 the sculpture wall and the lounge windows were connected and one set. When it was the conference lounge they moved chairs and briefing table inside, when it wasn't they moved the biobeds in there and covered the windows (with matching carpet pieces).

    Bob
     
  12. gaghyogi49

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    The wooden wall with the golden starship models ran right through the ceiling circle above the central "master" biobed. When the set doubled as sickbay, that wall was removed. The wall was also removed in later seasons when the Observation Lounge doubled as the Captain's messhall ("Sins of the father") or a small theatre stage. The wall with the slanted windows was used in the Observation Lounge from season 1 to 7. In season 1, it was covered with carpet when the set was redressed as sickbay. When the windows were solely used as the Observation Lounge windows beginning in season 2, sickbay needed a new wall behind the biobeds so that wall was created anew.
     
  13. Praetor

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    While I really like the idea of the wall, can I just say that the whole gold on wooden paneling thing looks so incredibly dated? I mean it was a cool feature and all, but good lord. Sooo eighties...
     
  14. Robert Comsol

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    Which is why they revived the brass or golden sculptures aboard the Enterprise-E? :rolleyes:

    I think it's a timeless theme and added some beautiful maritime touch to the conference lounge, just as the ancient steering wheel on the Enterprise-A in ST V (gotta be grateful for little things).

    IMHO still much better than the sterile GNDN wall we got after the destruction of the sculpture wall, and I dare to speculate watching that in HD on Blu-ray will just emphasize what got lost here.

    Bob
     
  15. Praetor

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    Yeah, the wall on the E was kinda tacky too IMO.

    But fully agreed it was better than the GNDN wall. I just have an issue with the whole gold/woodgrain thing. Plus it was the eighties... no one knew better. ;)
     
  16. RandyS

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    Actually, BECAUSE it was the Eighties, EVERYBODY knew better.:bolian:

    I'm guessing you weren't around then?

    Although, to be fair, I'm not in complete disagreement with you. I found the neon-colored shorts alot of my contemporaries wore then to be stupid looking. That's one fashion I do hope NEVER makes a comeback.
     
  17. Praetor

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    I was around for half of the decade... :rommie:
     
  18. Makarov

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    Part of the reason I love TNG is that for some reason the 80's styling is just crazy enough to feel like the distant future to me.
     

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