Decoration in Voyager's Briefing Room

Discussion in 'Voyager' started by Dix, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. propita

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    One of the lamps that Dr. Zimmerman had? I recognized it as the twin of one I bought on La Brea in LA. I admit it...I did a happy dance when I realized I have the same lamp as on ST. Makes a nice desk lamp.
     
  2. teacake

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    I have always lusted after the salt and pepper shakers Archer has in his private dining room.
     
  3. Timewalker

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    Janeway collects bits of machinery (at least her amnesiac self did in "Workforce"). She probably found this on some planet and figured nobody would ever miss it.

    Somebody needs to write a story proving her wrong... :devil:
     
  4. JanewayRulz!

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    They did.

    Kinda.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUe1wahTEqc

    The ep was called "Alice". ;)

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUe1wahTEqc[/yt]
     
  5. Tiberius

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    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwdxIUeMrSM[/yt]
     
  6. JanewayRulz!

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    ^^Excellent! :bolian:
     
  7. Dix

    Dix Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I don't know, to me it looks more like art than a device. I don't believe it serves any practical purpose.

    lol

    Not a bad idea, though. A thermostat in the form of an abstract artwork.
     
  8. teacake

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    It looks medical. Maybe it's an oxygen thingie?

    A manual oxygen thingie for when life support fails?
     
  9. Dix

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    In that case, wouldn't the bridge and other rooms be equipped with it as well? I don't recall noticing it anywhere else.
     
  10. teacake

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    They are everywhere, but cloaked. This one just had cloak fail.
     
  11. Bry_Sinclair

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    It's a fertility icon from Beta Rigel VIII :)
     
  12. secretreeve

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    Seeing as everyones just throwing out wild guesses,

    the anti-harry-zapper.

    janeway "computer-activate AHZ authorization code "who gives a frak"
    computer" Activating AHZ"
    harry "Ah frak...AAARRRRGGGGHHH"
    janeway "useless peice of turd"
    mwahahaha bye bye harry.
     
  13. Dix

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    There's another one in the briefing room.

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  14. JanewayRulz!

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    This reminds me of the way TD Possum always analyzed the backgrounds of photos in the sexy janeway thread. :rolleyes:

    I'm so used to watching the show I never stop to look at the set decoration... although I do like the Leonardo DaVinci drawing (I assume "he" did it) in her ready room. :)
     
  15. teacake

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    It would be so cool to have stuff done by a hologram. You could even tweak it, "I want Leonardo to do a sketch from his blah blah period but make it more.. abstract."
     
  16. Melakon

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    I want to hear what Dix thinks these things are. Unless an object's specifically referred to, we can assume it's just there to add interest to a wall, whether for the characters or the camera.
     
  17. Dix

    Dix Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    I notice such details. It's not like I'm looking for such things and analyzing every frame. When a certain detail catches my eye I wonder what it is. In Star Trek we can often see such details, like models of ships, shuttles, paintings, or artwork. For example, the observation lounge of the Enterprise D (and E) had sculptures of all previous Enterprise ships on the wall, which I think was a nice little detail.

    Well, I already said what I think it is. My guess is that it's some abstract art. It looks like a decoration. But I couldn't find any specific information about it. There's only this on Memory Alpha:

    The briefing room of the USS Voyager was decorated with various objects of art.
     
  18. Melakon

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    If a wall item isn't interacted with in some way (through action or in dialogue), it's probably safe to assume it's wall art. Device props usually had a few blinky lights on them. In the 24th century anyway. Kirk's Enterprise had wall art in some rooms, and the corridors and engineering usually had some odd pieces usually thought of as equipment.
     
  19. teacake

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    It's a terrible art choice. Why make art that looks like devices when you're on a ship surrounded by devices?

    I've been asking the same thing for years about why people surrounded by gum trees have paintings of gum trees hanging on their wall.
     
  20. Tiberius

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