Who designed Janeways ready room?

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  1. Laren

    Laren Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I guess you're on to something here.
    A ship that's meant to go on deep space missions ought to have a considerable number of science officers, right? To explore the unknown things the crew might encounter? I figure they just didn't show us all the science officers.

    And I have this vague feeling that the Voyager is one of those ships that are bigger on the inside than on the outside... ;)
     
  2. kipron

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    Hell, Voyager is bigger on the outside than it looks on the outside. :lol:

    That's pretty much the only way to explain how the Delta Flyer can get through the landing bay doors. ;)

    Despite such oddities, Voyager remains my favourite Trek ship. I want to rewatch that S6 episode just to get another look at Deck 15! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Mark_Nguyen

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    People kep telling me that Voyager is explicitly mentioned in dialogue as a scout. Where IS this, anyway? I've never been able to find it.

    Anyway, Rick Sternbach has said on multiple occasions that Voyager is really just a small explorer. Most of the capacity of, say, a BIG explorer like the Galaxy class, packaged in a much smaller box with a higher top speed. It's meant to go where the big boys can't go, get there faster, and to get around quickly when you get there. There's still advantages to having the Galaxy class boys out there, but when you can't have one, you can get a smaller ship with fewer crew to do effectively the same thing, as Voyager has shown many times.

    Mark
     
  4. FalTorPan

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    I don't think that's true. The only major TNG set piece that appears to have been recycled for the ready room is one of the window bay segments from Ten Forward.
     
  5. exodus

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    Not if the ships main function is to just chart space, anomalies & planets then rely that information to a science vessel to explore it.

    Just keep in mind, every different class of Starfleet vessel is designed for a unique function that other vessels may or may not also be designed for.
     
  6. RandyS

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    Actually, the entire Voyager set (with the exception of the Bridge) was a redress of the Enterprise-D sets.
     
  7. skylark

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    As FalTorPan indicated, the only parts of the ready room (and the briefing room) that were recycled from the TNG set were the window bays. Also, the replicator came from TNG. Everything else on those sets (and the bridge) was entirely new construction.

    The corridors, sickbay, and mess hall were partially recycled, but much of the recycling was of unseen structural elements. Many of the actual walls and other pieces seen on camera were made specifically for Voyager.
     
  8. exodus

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    Nope, the set is completely brand new. The book "The Voyager Companion" is all about the behind the scenes pre-production of the show and shows them building the sets from scratch. Also midway thru season 4, the bridge set caught fire and part of it had to be rebuilt.
     
  9. Warp Coil

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    I think the sets were MOSTLY brand-new. The VOY sets were built on the same stages as the TNG sets, and as a result, some bits and pieces were recycled from the previous series. I think the basic frames and layout of the corridors, for example, were left over from TNG but were refurbished and given new walls and paneling and carpets, etc. Windows from Ten-Forward were flipped around and re-used in the VOY ready room and conference room. The transporter pad no doubt was recycled from TNG. The bridge and engineering sets were all new.

    IIRC, the only time ALL-NEW sets were built was for ENT. Since the TNG/VOY sets were in continuous use from 1987 - 2001, the soundstage was in terrible shape and they had to completely gut it and throw everything away. Nothing was recycled for the ENT sets (except perhaps props or set dressings).
     
  10. exodus

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    The bridge on ENT doesn't remind you of the set for the Defiant?
     
  11. David cgc

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    Thematically, sure, but it's not the same set. The Defiant bridge was used for alien ships on Enterprise from time to time, though.

    As for why Janeway's ready room was so big, the simplest answer would be symmetry. It was opposite the briefing room, so it ended up being the same size. The briefing room seems small, though, thanks to the giant table filling all the space.
     
  12. RandyS

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    That's right. In the TNG companinon under the Generations section, it says that the Enterprise-D sets were "retained and refurbished for Voyager", clearly indicating that those sets used to be the Enterprise-D, plus, if you look at both the cooridors and Janeway's Quarters, you can clearly see they used to be the Enterprise-D hallways and Picard's quarters with a new paint job and redecoration.
     
  13. EnsignRicky

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  14. payndz201

    payndz201 Commodore Commodore

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    Funny how the definition of 'small' changes over time. Wasn't Voyager more or less the same size as Kirk's Enterprise? (Which itself was roughly the size of a US supercarrier...)
     
  15. Brolan

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    The real reason sets are so large is that it makes it easier to set up cameras inside them.
     
  16. greenmystik

    greenmystik Captain Captain

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    ^Well compared to a galaxy or even a sovereign, Voyager is a relatively small ship.
     
  17. Corran Horn

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    What's funnier is that I read somewhere (The TNG Tech Manual?) that officer's quarters had changed so much from TOS-->TNG that Captain Kirk's movie quarters became the junior officer's quarters board the Enterprise-D. :cool: