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Old 12-01-2008, 12:12 PM
miles3347 miles3347 is offline
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Originally Posted by LTJG Iferal View Post


....a-ha! A-HAAA!!!! It's so SIMPLE now! I understand completely! Finally!

NOW I know why, during TOS and the TMP-era, the weapons were never, ever fired from one single station! Sometimes it would be the helm station. In the next episode, it's the nav station. One of the movies showed a dedicated "weapons station", but the very next movie had the weapons back at the nav station. And that's why - Starfleet kept installing new bridges every week.

I can imagine Kirk, sitting in his quarters, when Spock contacts him. "Captain, the new bridge has been installed and is now operational." "Thank you, Spock - by the way, where's the "fire" button THIS time?" I swear, if Star Trek VII had been a TMP-era movie, rather than a TNG movie, the weapons controls would've been on Uhura's panel.
In the Next Gen tech manual in combat the weapons control system splits the work load for the defensive systems to all the stations on the bridge. I would assume that the TOS the bridge would be arranged the same way.
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