Is the bridge at a funny angle?

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  1. TIN_MAN

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    FWIW, FJ's tech manual had "kick-out panels" in the turbolift alcove that Kirk or others could have used in this instance?
     
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  2. Imaus

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    A simple answer to the turbolift-ladder thing is just...cut in some ladders somewhere.

    They don't even need to be 'full' ladders, just a emergency hatch by the screen or off somewhere. Maybe in the base of the floor of the alcove by the turbolift?

    Back in StarQuest Online we had this same problem, though it was a technical thing: the game lagged, and sometimes the Turbolift system would fail. Or, go into space, and do a wrong 'L" than the proper 'L", as in, the Turbolift shot up out of engineering, to deck 1, but deck 1 doesn't exist in the engineering hull, so you're in space, then the Turbolift would go horizontally until the bridge. Rather than following the internal tubing from Deck 8/9/10 to the command hull/sphere and then up to deck 1.

    Few survived this.

    Solution: the devs added ladders next to the turbolift, like so:

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    Though the bridge isn't at an odd angle to begin with, so...yea. But just a thought.
     
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  3. Dr. Kravaal

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    Interesting...
     
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  4. F. King Daniel

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    Didn't think it was worth a thread of it's own, but after walking around the classic Enterprise bridge in SteamVR, I've gotta say 3 things:

    1. It's amazing, I'm pretty much on the holodeck.

    2. The bridge is tiny.

    3. That railing is exact knee height for everyone on the upper level to go flying backwards into the centre pit and suffer serious injury should they take one step back too many from their stations.
     
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  5. Smirky-Spock

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    Butt height. OHSA became obsolete in the future. (Actually, OHSA was created in 1971; five years too late.) :lol:
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    Note the doormat in front of the turbolift door. In universe, they must have used the mat sensor for opening the door, otherwise, the door may open every time someone walked passed it. Or, Kirk liked to keep the floor clean and made everybody who enters the bridge to wipe their feet. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. plynch

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    It makes nice shots when Kirk leans on it while in the lower level.
     
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    The mat was there on Pike's bridge as well. I never noticed it on the WNMHGB bridge though! :techman:
     
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  8. TIN_MAN

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    Little bit of trivia, if you watch "The Cage" carefully, you'll notice that the guy standing beside the turbolift actually steps on the mat just before Pike and co. head for the exit. I don't recall how many times this happens, but I know it's at least once.
     
  9. MGagen

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    It is obviously not a safety rail. As Plynch notes, It is at Kirk lean-upon level.

    Oddly, the refit bridge in Wrath of Khan has its rail at proper safety rail height for the upper deck. Because of this, Kirk practically rests his chin on it at the end, when he says he feels "young..."
     
  10. jackoverfull

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    Speaking of the safety of those rails, on the set of the -B in generations Shatner, surprised by the fact that the bridge actually moved (for the first time they built it on motors to have it shake when needed) felt forward from the upper level and grasped the rail...which of course promptly collapsed under his weight.

    According to him he the felt towards the lower level, rolled and got up undamaged as if it was all planned.
     
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  12. Dr. Kravaal

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    The lighting and the costumes warmed the TMP era bridge
     
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  15. Search4

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    It's not a FUNNY angle. Based on the conversation and history and schematics the subject is deadly serious.
     
  16. FormerLurker

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    The question my family always asked is "Funny haha, or funny peculiar?"
     
  17. Cancel Culture

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    By the way, what's the angle of the offset? Franz Joseph says 36 degrees, but is that correct?

    And just how canonical is the value, actually?
     
  18. Shawnster

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    Math is math. If one assumes the turbolift is on the center, then the angle of offset is just a matter of math.
     
  19. Cancel Culture

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    Yeah....
     
  20. F. King Daniel

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    FJ's plan of deck one with the offset appeared on-screen in The Motion Picture. But the redone "Remastered" FX for "The Cage" have the bridge facing forward.