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Old 03-30-2010, 09:45 AM
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Notice how modern the TVH bridge looks without putting Staples bar code scanners on the helm! I loved the lighting on that bridge
Yeah, it looks fairly contemporary - but the devices on the console don't bother me either!

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The funny thing about the D bridge verse the E bridge is that the D bridge is kind of meant to be looked at from the position of the view screen toward the back. When you do that, you pretty much see the entire bridge. If you try that with the E bridge, you don't really see much except the master situation display panel in the back. The E Bridge is more meant to be look from the aft bulkhead where the master situation display panel is toward the forward bulkhead where the viewing projection is, or rather from one of the aft turbo lifts looking forward.

I don't know if anyone else has noticed this but if you look at the progression from the original Constitution class bridge to the refit, the Excelsior, the Galaxy, Defiant, and Sovereign, the command chair seems to be slowly but steadily migrating more towards the back of the bridge relative to most of the other stations as opposed to being closer to the middle of all of them like in TOS. The command chair hasn't necessarily been pushed closer to the aft bulkhead (although this is in fact what happens in at least one or more of the Constitution refit bridges), but it's more as if the forward as well as port and starboard bulkheads of the bridge are being stretched further out, pulling the other stations with it. It's just a general trend that I'm noticing and there are exceptions to this.
Maybe so the Captain can see more of his bridge?
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:19 PM
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...Same goes for the Enterpriser-D and E chairs. But the cool thing about the E bridge, is that the first officer and counsilors chairs are farther apart from it leaving the center ceat more isolated. But still, you're right the chair does go further back.

I'm guessing the reason why the chair is further back, is because there is no more helm officer and no more bridge controls that need to be scene for teh captain, like the ships heading or the course that is usually put in between the navigation and helm controls.
Personally, I think by moving the command chair back further and moving more of the stations forward, you allow the captain greater view of the situation without having to turn as much. So instead of having to do a complete 180 to face say the science station, the captain only needs to turn 90 degrees at most thus making it easier for the captain to keep an eye on where the action is. Now of course this doesn't really work out if you have the command chair flanked by two others like in the D, however as the D's bridge doesn't have any station to the side until the end of her career, that wasn't really an issue. However when you go to the E, this problem of blocking the line of sight is compensated for by going back to a simple design from earlier starship bridges like most of the renditions of the Constitution class bridge. Notice how the command chair is on a higher elevation than the XO and counselor's chairs on the E. This practice of putting the command chair on a higher elevation in the bridge has been on starships for quite some time and has only been broken a few times as in the case of the ST5 bridge, the Galaxy class, Intrepid class, and I can't remember for sure but I think the Defiant class as well. The D and the Intrepid are really designed so that everyone has a view of the view screen, where as the other ships including Defiant are designed to give the CO a better view of all stations.


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I have noticed the Command chair receding back.
Does your bridge have a receding command chair? Now introducing Rogaine for bridges.

Yeah I know it's bad, but it had to be said.
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:51 AM
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In the alternata timeline the bridge has the captain's chair closer to the helm because it has that computer in the middle that shows the heading of the ship, just like it had on the Prime Enterprise/refit/A.
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Cool bridge illustrations.

http://blastr.com/2011/02/37-useful-...-bridges.php#1
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I think "The Undiscovered Country's" bridge swan song is a no brainer win for me. Just great to see them all together one final time.
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Top 3:

1. Undiscovered Country
2. Star Trek '09
3. The Motion Picture (Kirk chatting with Spock at the end, good callback to TOS: WNMHGB)
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:44 AM
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3. The Motion Picture (Kirk chatting with Spock at the end, good callback to TOS: WNMHGB)
I agree! The typical, what-have-we-learned-from-this scenario.

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Old 03-31-2011, 11:01 AM
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It would be hard to keep a straight face in a bridge so colorful. :P
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