Deck Plans V: The Not-So-Final Go Around

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Captain Robert April, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    ^It may have worked with the 203-person crew in the Pike years 9as long as it's still a 947-foot-long ship).

    I think it's nuts, though, to put a fully functional bathroom in every quarters. Give everybody a dorm-sized room, and put a public lavatory at the end of every other corridor. Each crew section could have a shower room, and the crew a shower schedule.
     
  2. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    A common bathroom for every two cabins should be fine, as well as avoiding the spectacle of crewmen (and more importantly, crewwomen) traipsing through the corridors in towels in bathrobes (or less, in the case of the less inhibited personnel and/or VIPs).

    Being caught in the head during a red alert is one thing. Being caught in the head that's down the hall from your quarters, and your uniform, is another.

    Moving back to the "how many people per cabin" matter, I'm thinking the bulk of Security, being the equivelent of Marines on a Navy vessel, would fall under the same requirements as I laid out for the engineering staff, in not moreso.

    So, I guess I need to break down the organization of the onboard security detail, and set up the quarters appropriately.

    The more you dig, the more work there is to do...
     
  3. Ptrope

    Ptrope Agitator Moderator

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    Nothing wrong with the spectacle of barely-clad crewwomen traipsing the halls ;).

    Just for reasons of practicality, a "dormlike" arrangement makes sense to contain the amount of space needed to house the crew, particularly the enlisted or junior crew. Heck, the curved layout even makes it easy, at least as one is closer to the center, to arrange multiple cabins so that they share a single bath/restroom facility that sits inside the curve, allowing access from all the connected cabins without even needing to go down a hallway to reach it; they just have inner doors that connect to the shared facilities. In fact, it should be possible to cluster cabins and bathrooms pretty much anywhere in the ship; just place the facilities in the center of a block of 4, 6, whatever dorm rooms.

    At any rate, the ship needs to have public facilities throughout - I can't believe that the crew would have to go all the way back to their quarters to use the restroom, or ask to use someone else's bathroom :eek:.
     
  4. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    True, some "public" facilities would seem to be warranted.

    It always comes back to the old question of where the toilets were on the Enterprise....
     
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    Well, they seem to manage in today's Navy. :shrug:
     
  6. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

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    Especially if they're female Caitians with pert lil' fuzzy butts! :drool:

    "Right, who let the droolin' "furvert" in here??!!!" :wtf:

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  7. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Present day Navy vessels generally get a bit more warning than a starship gets when a Romulan warbird decloaks off the starboard bow.

    Besides, if the toilet situation can be improved, why not do it? After all, this is Starfleet we're talking about. :D
     
  8. ancient

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    The Enterprise has the best damn toilets in the fleet! Scotty personally spit-shines each one! No mold on this ship, no sir. :o
     
  9. doctorwho 03

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    (Al Bundy voice) Not just any toilets, Fergusons. The king of bowls. The Stradivarious of toilets. My dad can play one like a violin. No designer colors or weak, little apologetic flushing noises. These only come in white, and when you flush them, BA-WOOSH!. Now, that's a mans flush. A Ferguson says, "I'm a toilet. Sit down and give me your best shot." :guffaw:


    Oh, I am so getting banned for that. :lol:
     
  10. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    EXT - ENTERPRISE IN SPACE

    We hear the loud, manly flush of a toilet, followed by the dimming of the warp nacelles.

    BUNDY (V/O)

    Oh, yeah!
     
  11. ancient

    ancient Vice Admiral Admiral

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    KIRK: "Scotty, divert more power to my toilet! I've flushed and flushed but it just won't go down!"

    SCOTT: "But captain, I nae got the power! I can'ne change the laws of physics!"
     
  12. JJohnson

    JJohnson Captain Captain

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    I would love to see someone do a little 15-20 second video of that! Now that's a viral video waiting to happen!

    James
     
  13. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    In other news, I managed to take advantage of Tower Records' liquidation sale and pick up one of the new bronze handled phasers at 20% off, then later found a TOS 2nd Season DVD set at GameStop for less than $40.

    Besides, we've got new folks poking around these days, so all this is new to them. :D
     
  14. Aegis

    Aegis Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Nice work......I was wondering where the phasers really were, and now I know!
     
  15. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    And the best part is, the remastered episodes haven't contradicted me, at least when it comes to the phasers.

    The photon torpedoes, that's another question, but I may just ignore that problem entirely, just to be annoying.
     
  16. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    I am now moving to the next stage, i.e., I now have ginormous pics of the Sinclair drawings, thanks to that drawing program Jackill is promoting and around a couple hundred screencaps to piece 'em all together.

    To give y'all an idea of the size I'm working with, here's the bridge, full size...

    [​IMG]

    :D
     
  17. Warped9

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    As far as I'm concerned the remastered f/x mean squat in terms of continuity or canon.
     
  18. jayrath

    jayrath Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Actually, they were on the AMT model, which is at least as canon as Franz Joseph.
     
  19. Captain Robert April

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    Are you talking about those three unexplained indentations on the underside of the saucer?
     
  20. Captain Robert April

    Captain Robert April Vice Admiral Admiral

    Just to let everyone know this project has not been forgotten...

    :D