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Old 03-23-2008, 07:03 AM
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...the drastic changes of the Enterprise-A bridge throughout the movies? I mean, I guess I could understand the change between Star Trek IV and V, due to the fact that the ship was getting an overhaul and new systems were being put in. However, the change from V to VI was drastic! Did you think that Paramount figured the audience wouldn't realize the change? I mean, Spock and Uhura's station change the most. Uhura's stays the same in IV and V (the right side), however in VI, her station is on the opposite side of the turbolift (the left side). Spock's station stays the same in IV and V (the left side), yet in VI his station is on the opposite side of the turbolift (the right side).
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I think the Trek 5 was during the second five year mission whereas 6 was at the end of it so anything could have happened. That whole 5 year period began after Kirk was demoted to captain in The Voyage Home but not really developed in the other films.
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I think the Trek 5 was during the second five year mission whereas 6 was at the end of it so anything could have happened. That whole 5 year period began after Kirk was demoted to captain in The Voyage Home but not really developed in the other films.
Trek V took place in 2287, they just got the ship in 2286. After the ship went to warp drive in the end of IV, they limped back to Spacedock due to the problems the ship was having with the new [at the time] state-of-the-art computer systems. There was only one five year mission with the Enterprise-A. (2287-2291) or so.
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At the end of ST:IV the bridge was from the previous movies, that is why they used such a close up shot. They were trying hide the old bridge.

Between ST:V and ST:VI a few years had past, so it is possible the bridge got an upgrade.

But... The bridge from ST:VI was the same bridge used in Generations, ENT-B.
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How would you explain the Enterprise-A bridge change from IV to V in the Star Trek universe? Just a major upgrade right? I mean, because they got the new ship in 2286, and the bridge got totally changed by 2287.
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lol, you can not explain the difference in the brief time you saw the bridge in ST:IV because at the time a new set had not been built for ST:V

The lapse of time between the end of ST:IV and ST:V was less than a month a I think.
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How could 5 have been during a second five year mission? They just got the ship in 4, it was still going through upgrades in 5, not even a shakedown yet.


There has been conjecture that Kirk commanded a second 5 year mission between TMP and the events of TWOK.

There could have been a small mission between 5 and 6 though.
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How could 5 have been during a second five year mission? They just got the ship in 4, it was still going through upgrades in 5, not even a shakedown yet.


There has been conjecture that Kirk commanded a second 5 year mission between TMP and the events of TWOK.

There could have been a small mission between 5 and 6 though.
Yup, there was one 5-year mission with the Enterprise-A under Kirk.
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Might you have a refrence for this?
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It's hard to rationalize this in the Trek universe when the real answer is that the bridge in STIV was a quick re-dress for a short shot at the end of the movie. The STV bridge was designed by someone wanting to make if like the Next Gen bridge--bright and carpeyed. And the STVI was Meyer's influence of a cold, WWII sub.

I hate that in every movie designs change because the director wants things done differently. Shatner wanted a less-ray gun looking phaser for STV, Meyer wanted a cramped ship with pipes and things runnning along the corridors like a U-Boat. Why did the phasers, communicators and tricorders change between STII and STIII when they're supposed to be only a few days apart?
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