To boldly go...to the NSA

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by JoeZhang, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. JoeZhang

    JoeZhang Vice Admiral Admiral

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    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/15/4...ance-center-redesigned-as-starship-enterprise

    Pictures in the link and other links in story.
     
  2. King Daniel Beyond

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    If he's an Abrams hater then America is DOOMED.
     
  3. ixfd64

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  4. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    Honestly, someone who would do something like this would make me more concerned because it shows a lack of perspective. Why not run an office like an office, not like you're a god damn starfleet captain. Be a fan of a television show (and film franchise) after you finish work, not during work.
     
  5. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    I sure am glad you're not my boss. ;)
     
  6. Sci

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    There's nothing inherently wrong with modeling a command center on the basic layout of a Star Trek bridge -- the rounded layout, with the commander able to see all workstations and a large central information display, is actually a very rational design, I think. But deliberately designing the furniture to look futuristic? That's a waste of taxpayer money at best -- and suggestive of a disturbing disconnect from reality at worst.
     
  7. Iamnotspock

    Iamnotspock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just as long as he doesn't make his staff wear the uniforms.
     
  8. R. Star

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    As cool as that looks, this is just another example of taxpayer money being wasted.
     
  9. Forbin

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    I said out, dammit!
    We toyed with this idea at a place I worked in the late 70s. It was a videotape mass-recording center (making tapes for rental) When I started working there it was already arranged in a circle - a huge room with mass racks of VCRs around the outside, two rows of broadcast playback machines in the center to play the movies, and a control station at the front of the room. It was already halfway to the Enterprise bridge then. But the head of engineering had me do some design studies to make it even MORE like the bridge, with circular control panels. No center seat, though.
    Here's a couple of the design models I did:
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/stmodel.html
     
  10. trevanian

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    ^Looks halfway between COLOSSUS and THE TIME TUNNEL.

    As for the NSA thing, it remind me more of the GALAXY QUEST Protector than an Enterprise bridge ... if Ken Adam had done it, that is, since it is chrome instead of grey.
     
  11. publiusr

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    It looks nice.
     
  12. USS Triumphant

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    Go ahead, caller. I'm listening...
    Or, if he does, let's hope that he is at least self-aware enough to make them Section 31 rather than Starfleet. ;)
     

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