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Old 12-01-2008, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by kevin View Post
Yeah, I think it was TMP before we saw a dedicated weapons station, it was a little vague in TOS.
And even then, it was hardly ever used. Remember Star Trek II? After Spock lowers the Reliant's shields, Sulu locks and fires the phasers from helm. Later on, Chekov mans the "weapons console" and does some shooting; however, in Star Trek III, Scotty does the shooting from the nav station (we know it's the same bridge, unless all the scorch marks and damage are like some kind of new decor).

I do like the little pop-out single-button "joystick" that Chekov uses to fire the torpedoes in ST II. It's hidden behind a little panel, so a torpedo can't be fired accidentally before it's needed - understandable, considering that it apparently takes like 5 minutes to load another one.
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