Is the bridge at a funny angle?

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  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, Archer's bridge had just three, I think. Malcolm, T'Pol and Hoshi. The only other stations were the helm console and the situation room tabletop display at the back of the bridge module.
     
  2. ZapBrannigan

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    I like the abundance of bridge stations on the Connie. It creates the feeling that you can truly monitor and control every aspect of starship operations from one room, no matter what the mission.
     
  3. blssdwlf

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    That's an excellent observation! But I think the position of the turbolift is too far back and based on the angle Scotty walks in should be on the opposite side of the existing turbolift (they should be facing each other).
     
  4. Maurice

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    The holodeck doesn't require you to enter through an in-hologram doorway, so, no, no door there.
     
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    Makes me think of Yellow Submarine...or Let's Make a Deal.
     
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    A bridge has one lift.... one lift! One Spock, one lift!!

    Well, yeah, but there's also a weird separator between each station, and another perimeter console behind Picard where the viewscreen should be. I guess we could always two-wrongs-make-a-right it and throw in the rotating helm console theory, so Scotty and Picard enter from the normal turbolift, the one in the main shot is the TAS door, and the helm is pointing towards Spock's station. I count a mere two direct contradictions of this stupid, stupid theory in the scene.
     
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    It was likely the case that the alcove existed only as long as the holodeck was showing the "archway"/in "arch mode" and that when the "arch mode" timed-out the alcove reverted to a bridge station.
     
  10. blssdwlf

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    I thought so too but watch further and around 1:55-2:10 Picard walks in with this "mystery turbolift area" visible behind him and you can hear the holodeck doors close and the bridge station never reverts back in...

    Maybe the TNG production wanted to stealth mimic the E-D's bridge layout? :whistle:
     
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    I'd like to give them credit for remembering that TAS had two turbolifts on the bridge but nah, it's likely just them either not paying attention and not realizing it'd create a continuity error or thinking it would look cool for a second TOS-style turbolift alcove to appear when somebody entered this particular holoprogram.
     
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    This is what I was getting at.

    You mean they never show it reverting and/or it's missing the audio sound FX for arch vanishing? Sterilize imperfections? ;)
     
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    Imperfections? The holodeck is pretty smart. It saw Scotty was drunk and figured no bloody person would notice all the turbolifts ;)

    As @David cgc points out, we can see dividers that look suspiciously like the edges of turbolift alcoves on the other side of Scotty's station.

    OTOH, later angles show a console behind Picard where there would've been the mystery turbolift (or the main bridge screen) so you could be right that it was a delayed arch transition.

    No. You're wrong. There are FOUR lifts! :D
     
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  15. blssdwlf

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    Okay... there are FIVE lifts. :ouch:
     
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    Behind three of these doors are Klingon troopers with their disruptors set to kill...but behind the fourth door is A BRAND NEW RUNABOUT!!!
     
  17. ZapBrannigan

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    I'm with Maurice: the Holodeck arch vanishes and the normal bridge stations take its place.

    Scotty enters from that side because when the TNG producers went looking for a still frame of the empty bridge, the best they could find was that scene from "This Side of Paradise." So that's the picture he walks into.

    I wish there had been a similar frame taken from the Turbolift entrance looking to starboard, like in Corbomite, Man Trap, and Is There in Truth, but all of those shots had people in them.
     
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    That’s Scooby Doo you’re thinking of…
     
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    That has made my morning:lol:
     
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  20. CorporalCaptain

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    So, if the bridge is going to spin, the automatic bridge defense system really has to be a


    DISCO ball. :)