Did someone break or forget to close Discovery's shuttlebay door?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by CommanderTrip, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. CommanderTrip

    CommanderTrip Captain Captain

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    I've been avoiding the newer threads because I still have to see this weeks episode of Disco, but I have noticed something peculiar about the U.S.S. Discovery this season.

    In almost every episode this season, Discovery is flying/operating/getting shanked with its shuttlebay wiiiiiide open.

    Did the doors get jammed open, but no one can fix them because the chief engineer is working on the technobabble?
    Is it because of Klingons?
    Section 31?
    New door closing mechanism doesn't arrive until next Tuesday?
    Red Angel?

    Forget the Red Angel. I think the Red Angel is just a macguffin. The seemingly perma-open shuttlebay is clearly the biggest mystery of Season 2.

    Or maybe the CG artists made a boo boo.

    Thoughts?

    On a side note, I have also noticed a pattern in Disco Season 1 and 2. The Jonathan Frakes directed episodes are well crafted storytelling and brilliantly executed.
     
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  2. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Captain Captain

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    It's a prequel. Shuttlebay doors were invented later, it's canon.
     
  3. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The door may have been screwed up when they pulled that massive piece of rock into the bay.

    Tilly (or Stamets?) told Pike that the bay was going to need some work done to repair it afterward.

    And the ship hasn't been back to a dry dock since then.
    :shrug:
     
  4. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

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    In season 3 they get a new door.
     
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  5. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, it was explicitly broken in the first episode. We see it break, and then we get the line (from Tilly):
    The ship hasn't gone in for repairs since.
     
  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

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    I blame HAL.
     
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  7. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

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    Honestly, why pressurize someplace that size which really just the ship's garage.
     
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  8. fireproof78

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    The new door will be here on Tuesday.
     
  9. Mommy

    Mommy Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    They’ll even add it to the opening credits. You thought the opening sequence was beautiful already, pffffft.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I like to think they've lost the dongle with the button on it to bring it down. Maybe they left it in the mirror universe, or in that cave under Kronos.
     
  11. thribs

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    Ha! Trekyards mention this a lot that it has become a gag. :)
    Does seem not very safe. if they lose power then everyone there is blown into space.
     
  12. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Fleet Captain Red Shirt

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    And Frakes has praised the Disco PTB for letting him direct them however he wants.
     
  13. cultcross

    cultcross Down in the crypt where it's safe Moderator

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    They usually leave it open in Discovery which actually makes some level of sense if you have selectively permeable forcefields which they seem to have. Saves constantly opening and closing the door.
     
  14. Cutie McWhiskers

    Cutie McWhiskers Commodore Commodore

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    Discovery has the technology that allows a forcefield to constantly run and keep in atmosphere?

    Also, forget that Kirk (Shatner timeline, set 10 years later and claimed to be in the same universe (but we bought that bridge from 'em too)), they de-/re-pressurized their hangar deck all the time...

    So there are some possible reasons:
    • What Tim Thomason said :) but if the forcefield is a secondary or emergency control system...
    • DSC's technology has some bugs that are yet to be revealed
      • Meaning, along with the drive that lets the ship do a ballet dancing, furniture flinging, and vomit-incuding spin before disappearing, here's another bit'o'tech that will either be
        • completely ignored
        • will make for one heck of a series finale as problem after problem reveals what a poorly designed bucket this Disco thing is
    • Already mentioned, a later episode will show the inefficiency or major oversight to the implementation of the field and prove to the audience that delayed gratification means solid answers were developed
      • even if that means an 11th hour rewrite
    • Q has been playing big tricks during both these seasons
    • Troi wakes up during the upcoming Picard show that's siphoning funds from DSC and reveals it was all one big nasty dream
    Or:
    • They're not putting any effort into scripting that meshes their era into the rest of Trek lore with any authenticity but will say "Yeah this is in the same universe and by the way our DNA scanning technology is far worse than what they had in the 21st century despite our better sensors" and laugh at those who shallow it

    Just how are audiences sleeping at night?!

    And as a director, Jonathan Frakes can do magic... has he ever tried script/arc writing?
     
  15. cultcross

    cultcross Down in the crypt where it's safe Moderator

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    Fry dot gif
    Not sure if parody.
     
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  16. thribs

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    I think the real reason is that they’re just too lazy to make another cgi model of Discivery with it closed.
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Especially since Discovery's shuttlebay is so large. Much bigger than the one on the Enterprise. So it would be easier to have a forcefield than a massive door.

    Probably saves on the effects as well (most of the DSC shuttlebay is CGI; only the floor and the inner wall are physical sets, IIRC).
     
  18. MarsWeeps

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    I think the bigger mystery is how come there's all that empty space when they show the roller coaster turbo lifts in action?
     
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    They probably just do that 'cause it looks cool. It's not in any way realistic, but who cares? It's not like the plot rides on it. :shrug:
     
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  20. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored THE GENE IS GOOD NON-TRUFANS ARE EVIL! Moderator

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    You know how there's always that one family in your neighborhood that leaves their garage door open all day and night? Discovery is that family.