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Old 12-01-2008, 01:57 PM
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Didn't Chekov press the red button to fire a torpedo in TMP?
Sounds like ... doable job requirements
You know, that's true - just what else, exactly, did Chekov do in TMP? He fired a torpedo, and he got his hand burned, and....well, that's really it. He probably requested that reassignment to the Reliant.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:43 PM
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A window instead of a viewscreen is only one of many tidbits that make the Kelvin look older than the Enterprise. Funny that those who claim to care so much about getting the prequel nature of this movie right nitpick about it
As usual Horatio, you make perfect sense. They had to make obvious design differences between the time periods.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:47 AM
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And even then, it was hardly ever used. Remember Star Trek II? After Spock lowers the Reliant's shields, Sulu locks and fires the phasers from helm. Later on, Chekov mans the "weapons console" and does some shooting; however, in Star Trek III, Scotty does the shooting from the nav station (we know it's the same bridge, unless all the scorch marks and damage are like some kind of new decor).

I do like the little pop-out single-button "joystick" that Chekov uses to fire the torpedoes in ST II. It's hidden behind a little panel, so a torpedo can't be fired accidentally before it's needed - understandable, considering that it apparently takes like 5 minutes to load another one.
You have to remember in ST III, Scotty rerouted a lot of the controls for the ship to make it automated so only two people, Kirk and Bones, could hijack it. The only reason the others were there was because they cared about Spock as well.

As far as why other stations could fire weapons. I figure that while the bridge has a dedicated weapons console that could control all the ships weapons and shields various other stations could do the same in either an emergency or incase of battle damage.
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:47 AM
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You know, that's true - just what else, exactly, did Chekov do in TMP? He fired a torpedo, and he got his hand burned, and....well, that's really it. He probably requested that reassignment to the Reliant.
And after Khan put those nasty creatues in his ears and his captain killed himself under their influence, he was all eager to get back to Kirk and the Enterprise.


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As usual Horatio, you make perfect sense. They had to make obvious design differences between the time periods.
Thank you, sir. So far the everything we saw, older uniforms, phasers turrets, the overall ship design is pretty well done in terms of making it look older.
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Old 12-02-2008, 02:51 AM
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As usual Horatio, you make perfect sense. They had to make obvious design differences between the time periods.
That's the thing I like about this "reboot" - Not only does the Kelvin look "right", the technical and design progression to the Enterprise is logical and pleasing. The Kelvin is scuzzy enough to have been in space for some time, it's design is simple and ergonomic whilst the Enterprise holds onto some of it's irreplaceable features (the deflector array) but is obviously more advanced. Compare that to some of the quite frankly shocking anomalies seen in the TV series and movies and you can see why I am warming to this new movie.
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