Originally Posted by I-Am-Zim
Okay. Something just occurred to me recently. In TOS and every other incarnation of Star Trek ever seen on the TV or the big screen, Deck 1 is always the bridge deck. The bridge is usually the only room on Deck 1 on most if not all starships in the Starfleet. And correct me if I'm wrong, but I have never seen a doorway on any bridge of any starship in any incarnation of Trek, either TV or movie, that leads out to a corridor.
The observation lounges on the Enterprise
-D and the Enterprise
-E were also located on Deck 1. Both were accessible through corridors that lead off and behind the main bridge. We only saw the ends of these corridors, however, and never the entire thing.
In the case of the nuEnterprise--
new universe, new design philosophy, IMO. I have no problem with this bridge being part of a larger Deck 1 underneath the actual bridge dome.