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it's a perfectly cromulent word.

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That report mentions that there was some problem emulating the old style turbolift doors where someone had to manually open them. I'm confused. Haven't stagehands always manually opened the doors?

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In TOS, probably. But with the advent of motion sensor and what not, Trek doors have probably been automated for a bit...

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PsyLiam
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They weren't in TNG. I always thought that the doors were manual because otherwise they would open at inopportune times, such as in the middle of dialogue. Certainly Sisko's office doors in DS9 had a mind of their own (sometimes people walked straight in, sometimes he was hpages from ops, othertimes they would stand in front of them and ring the doorbell).

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Maybe the doors had an urgency sensor [Smile] If you are walking briskly and you have a high blood pressure or something - it'll let you straight in - or the opposite - make you wait! [Smile]

Maybe Sisko had settings for the door incase he didn't want to be disturbed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Topher:
In TOS, probably. But with the advent of motion sensor and what not, Trek doors have probably been automated for a bit...

Nah - Enterprise doesn't have 'automatic doors' - they have to press a button to go through each door - that would give a cue for the stage/set guy.

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Harry
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I forgot to mention it, but that production report also talks of a TOS-era Federation flag on the Defiant, and it's the TMP flag. So the red banner is possibly not the actual flag, but something else.

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Okay, more fanwank.

We get a proper Earth civilian leader! And the Ithenites mentioned in the Xindi arc are actually those copper-coloured guys from JotB! And they're possibly also a founding member of the 'Coalition of Planets'.

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OK... so that's the episode before the finale, but it's also tying up a story arc... meaning the finale will be a standalone episode. I not sure I'm enthusiastic.

So is this Coalition thing supposed to be a failed precursor to the Federation? Seems like an attempt to get the Federation formation idea into the series even though they know the series won't go on long enough to actually be able to include it.

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Hey, they just open the final episode with a prologue: "Wow, these last three years were really interesting. Unfortunately due to malfunctioning sensors we were not able to record any of it. Thankfully we have managed to repair our optical sensor grid. And now on with the story..." thus making the show run for seven years after all... [Wink]

No wait, that would rather be fitting for an episode of "Series ?" [Smile]

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I always thought that the doors were manual because otherwise they would open at inopportune times, such as in the middle of dialogue.

My personal favorite was when someone walked through the door to their quarters, stopped immediately inside, and leaned back against the doors.

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Spock - "The Naked Time" (I think (and I'm sure someone did in TNG too, although I can't think who)).

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Like in some of the infamous blooper reels... [Wink]

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Somehow, complaints about the doors have always struck me as funny.

To somebody born in the seventies, it appears trivially easy to build doors that would open not due to mere proximity, but due to obvious and consistent movement towards the doors. Doppler indicators, three lines of code governing the door opener servo: nothing could be easier. The doors *should* know whether somebody wants to walk through them or lean to them, and they don't need to read the script for that! It's not 21st or 24th century supertechnology - it is early 1980s tech, which for some curious reason just never took hold in our universe, like video telephones or flying cars.

It is a semi-valid concern when a door is deliberately and for no good reason left ajar so that somebody can hear a piece of conversation. But that doesn't happen nearly as often as most nitpickers would have us believe.

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True. But there are other occasions where someone walks right up to a door without it opening. The person then turns around, says some dramatic dialogue, and then turns back, at which point the door decides to open.

As someone else once said, it's probably a "dramatic exit" sensor.

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