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Old 11-16-2008, 01:38 PM
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A little typo there maybe, LOL!
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:39 PM
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See, in the pic i uploaded, there is no way that is the bridge. Look at the other windows comparatively. And, if it is the bridge, then either a.) the bridge is very tall and is all glass in front, or b.) the other windows on the ship are VERY tiny.
Now look below, if you put the potal windows next to the bridge and the airlock next to the bridge, it all makes sense. The windows on these ships are not the top to bottom windows like Ent-D, they are little porthole windows, perhaps like NX-01 - so if you picture Spock standing in front of that viewscreen and then look over at the portholes, it makes perfect sense as a small viewing window and the origianl and refit E only had 2 decks on the outter saucer sections anyway. And if you look at the airlock next to the bridge, it makes sense again, as these airlocks are maybe 7' tall, and in my first image, you can see spock is taller that the viewscreen. So if you take the airlock and match it to your bridge above the window theory, I think there would have to be munchkins flying the ship.

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Old 11-16-2008, 01:46 PM
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Oh...I see now. I guess my eyes were playing tricks on me.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:59 PM
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Very good work! You have me convinced.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:08 PM
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It is the veiwscreen as there is now where else for the view screen to be. The Entrpise woul dhave the tradional Trek viewscreen to show development in technology.
Except, I think it's going to be a mix: a 'viewport' to see ahead from the bridge, and than a heads-up display 'viewscreen' overlay to display communication images, charts, data, etc. Similar to how LCD can make glass either clear like a window or opaque -- imagine an LCD or plasma monitor which can display an image, but when uncharged is transparent.

That would be an advance in technology from the Kelvin to the E -- not one or the other, but both features! I think that's how the future would do it.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:10 PM
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While we are on the subject of the Kelvin, does anyone know why the warp nacelle looks the way it does? (if that orange glowing thingy is in fact a nacelle) Sorry if already asked in another post...
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:12 PM
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This has been debated endlessly, and the answer is... we're not 100% sure yet, since this is a new class of ship.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:49 PM
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The bridge viewport is a window with a "HUD" argument.

Okay, but we have seen in the films, (TWOK to be precise) a weapon flying "towards the bridge" but no exterior damage on the bridge. I would say in TWOK the torpedo is the damage to the lower saucer by the neck, but I don't know for sure, we just saw the flicker of torpedoe before the ship shook.

This suggests the viewer is just showing a camera point (taken from sensors), and practically, it would make sense to take said reading from the forward tip of the saucer.
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Old 11-16-2008, 02:51 PM
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I think it would be cool if it is glass window that it would have sheild doors or emergency closing doors in case of emergency rupture, since I doubt they have the TNG force fields yet... kinda like below.



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Old 11-16-2008, 03:08 PM
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The Kelvin is a great looking design.
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