Can you walk around inside the engine nacelles?

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  1. Unicron

    Unicron Boss Monster Mod Moderator

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    According to the newer TNG tech book, the nacelle control room is actually located (rather interestingly) at the rear of the nacelle, and is accessible from a Jeffries Tube (which I infer to in turn connect to the nacelle pylon and the engineering hull).
     
  2. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    I find it interesting that nacelles even have their own control room. Wouldn't main engineering be the place for that?
     
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    I don't recall the episodes in question, but I'd imagine such control rooms would be for manual cutoffs and backup controls should something bad happen in engineering.
     
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    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    OK I get that but why stick that inside the nacelle and say not some out of the way part of the ship?
     
  5. King Daniel Beyond

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    The shipside end of the pylons would make more sense and be safer for crew in such a space. But I guess you wouldn't get the cool view of inside the nacelle or the idea of a rarely-visited part of the ship were they might be able to hide a body.
     
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    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    True, you have to accommodate the onboard psycho. Every Starfleet ship has one.
     
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    I think the entire control room could be its own escape pod, would make sense in the case of an emergency.
     
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    No "escape pods" in Star Trek. There are only equipment ejection pods designed to protect the ship (and most likely kill the personnel around them). :thumbdown:
     
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    This...makes no sense to me...
     
  10. Unicron

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    It seems like an odd placement to me as well, but it's what the book says. :rommie: The new book has a mini-map for specific decks, and says the nacelle rooms are "deck 25" even though that seems like a strange number since they're literally on the ends of the nacelles. The text makes several references to the accessibility from a "lower level", which in my view is the pylon.

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    What's this new book? The old one was authored by Rick Sternbach and Mike Okuda, who were actually working on the show at the time.
     
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    I would assume so. Matt Jefferies conceived the Enterprise as having easily-accessible repair areas so that you would never have to go outside the ship to perform any maintenance. I don't see why that wouldn't apply to the nacelles as well. Ergo... You can walk around inside the engine nacelles.
     
  13. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    OH & S we don't need that in the Federation
     
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    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Yes what is this new book and those rooms, wouldn't they get hot being right next to warp coils with only a door between them?
     
  15. Unicron

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    This one, which is basically a successor to the TNG Technical Manual.
     
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    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    Cool book but I can't recall any of those photos of the control room from any episode of TNG or that view down the nacelle showing all the coils and plasma.
     
  17. Unicron

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    It's from the middle part of the episode, as seen in TrekCore's gallery here. ;)

    ETA: Actually, the sole ep pic in the book is from the beginning of the ep before Kwan jumps. The picture in the lower section of the gallery (with the off plasma cone) is used on Memory Alpha's page for the control room. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    No problem.

    I just found the episode details on memory alpha, I didn't know it was a season 7 episode
     
  19. King Daniel Beyond

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    Nice to know they're still making money from old Fact Files stuff, 20 years later:lol:
     
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    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Yeah, I'll take Sternbach & Okuda's word over whoever these guys are, unless the episode explicitly established that it was in the rear of the nacelle and I missed it.
     
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