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    Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    Starship design in the NEW timeline.

    Check this out.
    http://www.startrekmovie.com/panoramas/bridge.html
    A 360 panorama of the Bridge fro the new Movie.

    A couple of notes:
    I'll never understand why designers love to put those needless ankle breaking steps all over the floor.
    The disco floor lighting under the Captain's chair is just plain dopey looking.
    The Captain's chair itself is, well, why don't I just skip that one.
    The very nice indirect ceiling light is wasted by the needless and ubiquitous spot lights all over the place. Also if you were trying to work at any of the wall side stations those lights would be right in your eyes.
    Lights mounted in bulkheads and support beams are a major mistake but you'll find them in all kinds of movie sets.
    The Chairs are clearly a nod to the original series but not something you would ever actually see or use on a Starship. Here is an area where they could have improved on the original and didn't.
    The transparent panels would be a lot cooler if they moved in some kind of track but they don't, they're fixed. Still I like the idea of being able to display all that information.
    I could go on and on, (You have no idea, really!) but overall, I think it looks like it was designed by a lighting technician. It's a mishmash of different Star Trek series and movie set elements just thrown together and over lit.

    "So much style without substance
    So much stuff without style"
    - Peart

    4 comments:

    Lance said...

    Okay, here's the thing...I like the LOOK of the new bridge(to a degree). But as for the DESIGN of it...so many lights! Does everyone have really poor eyesight in the future, but they're all too vain to wear glasses(or use Retinax 5)?

    And the more I think about it, the more irked I am that Kirk became a captain so fast in this film. Yes, I know it had to be set up for the sequels...but seriously, shouldn't there have been at least 12 more officers on board the ship who were up next, that should have taken Pike's spot if something happened to him? Shouldn't all these people be mighty upset at Pike promoting a cadet who was on the verge of being kicked out of the Academy? If I were them, I'd be filing a protest with Starfleet Command.

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    Anonymous said...

    i'm gonna make my own journal

    Anonymous said...

    Prompt reply)))