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Old 05-29-2009, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by lonstar70 View Post
....where to go? I always loved that touch. Kirk runs into the lift, turns the knob, and says, "Bridge!" That was totally absent in the new movie.
Best guess?
The turbolift seems keyed to vital areas of the ship for exceptionally rapid response to those areas. So a simple button push of the designated key area is all that is needed.
Spock pushed a button and went from the shuttlebay to the bridge in almost nothing flat; literally. Don't recall how many buttons were on the panel, but I can't imagine more than half a dozen or so.

Interestingly, Chekov has to run from the bridge to a (the?) transporter control room so it appears to be that ship service is not a vital function needing a superduper fast turbolift access point.
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