Transportation aboard the Enterprise D

Discussion in 'Trek Tech' started by Victor Sorrell, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Victor Sorrell

    Victor Sorrell Ensign Red Shirt

    Oct 23, 2018
    My question (the original topic of this post) is strictly in query of a particular feature found in Ed Whitefire's floor plans. So for THIS discussion, it does matter
  2. Takeru

    Takeru Space Police Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    Germany, EU, Earth
    You also asked if anyone had other blueprints/diagrams taking it beyond the Whitefire plans from the start. And you participated in talking about the Enterprise A and its pylons, so you don't get to pretend now that the entire thread was about one specific feature on the D plans, the discussion had clearly moved beyond that when I made my post.
  3. valkyrie013

    valkyrie013 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 15, 2009
    Well, for the Ent D being so big.. why doesn't have a stairwell?? it has "Jeffery's Tubes" that you can ladder your way up and down.. but say power goes down.. Take the stairs? Or.. have a null gravity tube to go up and down.. I mean.. 39 decks.. .. on a ladder.. >_<
  4. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
    At least a ladder has handholds if you go zero-gee? Stairs, not so much (I mean, I guess there could be a railing, but still...).
  5. Victor Sorrell

    Victor Sorrell Ensign Red Shirt

    Oct 23, 2018
    I asked if anyone had other blueprints that showed what the 0-g vertical transport was or looked like. Go read it CAREFULLY once more. And no I'm not an asshole so yes I will reply to another question someone posts here, as well. I say good day sir.
  6. Kirk1701A

    Kirk1701A Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 24, 2018
    I'm living in GDR
    So I think for this Transporter you don't need gravitation. So I think therefore 0-G Transporter. Maybe the last escape possibility...
  7. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    The big ship might well have stairwells. Even Sternbach's version of it shows curving ramps between certain decks. It's just that there's no real reason for us to see those in the show. Turbolifts are faster. When they are out, our heroes generally are limited by other plot contrivances as well, forcing them to take the vertical Jeffries route. It just doesn't make all that much sense to have a ramp or a stairwell leading directly to Main Bridge...

    ...Although apparently there is one leading to the Observation Lounge just next to it. After all, Ambassador Riva can depart that facility on his own and reach other destinations despite being unable to use verbal commands in the turbolift. (Sure, they do have buttons, too - but only in the later seasons, and on rare occasions at that. The odds of the mute Riva managing to summon a special button-type turbolift are somewhat low. And even the helpful computer panels on the walls of the corridors ultimatelyu required Riker to make a verbal query.)

    Timo Saloniemi
  8. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2016
    No obvious railings in the corridors either, maybe if the corridor goes to zero gee the railings (or something) would automatically pop out of the walls and ceilings.