Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by Lynx, Jan 1, 2018.
Maybe no one has neck problems because of the pillows they're using.
The 1st few seasons had more abstract décor choices & weird shiny synthetic fabrics, for the sake of being futuristic looking. Who would sleep on that? They did soften things a lot over the years to be more natural.
The Survivors & Conspiracy: Weird shaped, odd fabrics
Cause & Effect: More normal, conventional bedding
Honestly, I always thought characters' quarters should reflect them more, in their décor. Worf should sleep on an iron rack with animal hides, instead of that soft stuff he shredded in Genesis. Maybe Troi could have really pampered bedding, like fluffy, plush stuff or furry blankets etc.
They have replicators. They could sleep on mink fur if they wanted. Why the hell would they sleep on rippled polyester? I totally have an image of how greasy & sticky Troi's face would look with all that makeup, sleeping on that glassy pillow, & it ain't pretty lol
But if I had to lay down my weary head on a pillow like those on picture 2 and 3 in the post above, it wouldn't be any sleep for me.
Probably only severe neck pain.
Picard does look a bit uncomfortable...
Picard definitely looked uncomfortable in this instance:
The man was clearly suffering from a severe neck cramp, and it had nothing to do with pillows.
Beverly actually isn't using it for a pillow. It's just a pillowy headboard by this point. It's hard to spot, but Troi's bed has one up top too. Bev has a real pillow on her right arm. That tells me they didn't have the money to redesign the set, but realized how ineffectual it was, & adapted, just as real people probably would. I know I'd never use that thing like Picard in the 1st pic. The 1st night I walked into those quarters with that asinine décor & furniture, I'd have replicated a bunch of stuff to make it more accommodating
I would have expected in the 24th century, they'd have bedding that is more than just memory foam -- it would dynamically conform to your body. Essentially, you pretty much "float" in a soft embrace of cushion that's completely breathable, and naturally encourages optimal posture during sleep. But of course, they didn't have the budget to simulate that.
Pillows are without honor
Heck, who needs a bed? just some sort of energy based suspension system, like a tractor beam pod for your body. You know, every time the ship takes a jolt, I think about all those off-shift personnel getting tossed from their beds. Probably wouldn't have to worry about that in a cushioned pod that uses forcefields or something to suspend the occupant in the perfect sleeping posture. Like hibernation pods, but not needed for long term suspended animation
I always wondered about the people on their off time when the ship gets jolted or tossed around.
What if you were sleeping, carrying a bowl of hot soup to the table, changing the bay's diaper?
What if Beverly was in the middle of performing a vasectomy?
"Nurse Ogawa can you please begin replication of a male, human penis, light brown in color?"
I guess that's when Worf dies the injury report thing.
Anyway when I'm watching and something happens, I just picture the other 995 people.
This is why Mr. Mot is the best barber in Starfleet. Who else could give precision haircuts under those conditions? lol
I've been wondering that a phaser blast from another ship throws things around, but going into warp speed does not. Going to warp seems like a more powerful movement...
I guess the gravity on the ship knows how to prepare for going into warp so people won't get smashed into walls?
This sounds like a question from someone who doesn't know anything about Star Trek and warp drive... but I don't know how moving into warp speed affects people and everything else inside the ship.
Going to warp forms a warp "bubble", so you don't feel anything
The actor suffers from a bad back (this is factual)
Actually, it might even be a bit simpler than a tractor beam, in that you have a "slumber pod" within a special bulkhead of your quarters where it's zero gravity. And that pod could function with double-duty as a hibernation chamber for serious injuries that cannot be attended to by medical staff (emergency situation, staff overwhelmed), or even a mini escape pod in the event of an abandon ship directive (it wouldn't have any engines or mechanism for reentry to a planet, but it would have very small ion jets for minor course corrections, plus emergency beacon for location). Because it's also a hibernation chamber, when used as an escape pod, the person is put into hibernation for minimal life support drain... so it could keep the occupant alive in space for a very long time before help arrives.
I thought about that, but extensive exposure to Zero-G is not really all that good for a human body, muscle mass, bone density loss etc... Better to have proper ergonomics, & for that, a suspension field might be the way to go. I do like your multipurpose ideas though
They all need waterbeds!
Waterbeds might be bit too old school, how about replacing the water with warp plasma or bloodwine?
Biomimetic gel lol
Hey, that is very restricted material!
But if you want to sleep on it, why not.
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