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Fabrux
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What exactly is Blue Alert? You might be saying: "Well that's simple. Blue Alert is when Voyager lands." Well, that's not all it's for. Think back to TNG, Season 4. Episode: 'Brothers'. Data takes over the ship. What happens when they have to evacuate the bridge? Blue Alert. What happens when the Prometheus separates? Blue Alert. What happens when Voyager lands? Blue Alert. What is it with Blue Alert? Is it like an auxiliary alert that's used when Red and Yellow alerts aren't necessary?
Please answer this question, somebody. I'm sure I'm not the only one that's curious about this.

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We could say it's for whenever the ship undergoes special conditions on the hull, or when the crew needs to fulfill a certain task, which would be different for each class.

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Nice graphic. Looks like what condition blue would have looked like in the TOS movies.

I've always thought of blue alert as an emergency alert. You might be saying, "Well, whenever red alert is invoked, its a darn emergency!" But I think red alert is used in emergencies that threaten the structure of the ship. On the other hand, blue alert has been used in evacuations, landings, and ship seperations (at least in the Prometheus). Blue alert seems to relate to something important to the crew but non-threatening to the structure of the ship. Relatively speaking, of course.

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Purple alert Purple alert!

Brown Alert!

(for those Dwarfers around)

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Wouldn't it have lines going toward the center from the top too?

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I think it's really spiffy

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Condition taupe... :-)

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Ah, heck with it. Condition perriwinkle!

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Dashes in to supply the obvious quote:

"Are you sure you want to do that sir?, It will require changing the bulb..."

Blue lights don't necessarily indicate a blue alert. Emergency lights on the E-D were sometimes blue, although I don't think anyone ever called it a "blue Alert".

I'd apply to it any unusual ship maneouver that requres people to sit up and pay attention, but not start running around screaming like idiots. Such as a landing, or separation sequence.

Just to complicate matters, in TOS "Conscience of the King" Kirk orders a DOUBLE red alert. Was he citing a genuine alert level, or just trying to scare the pants off the crew?

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Actually, Montgomery, in 'Brothers', it was Blue Alert cause where the lights flash red for Red Alert there was blue..

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I have always assumed condition red means a threat of violence, such as ship-to-ship combat. By the examples given below, a blue alert signifies a high state of alert due to other hazardous conditions, sort of like the difference between "Battle Stations!" and "Man the pumps!"

--Baloo

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Then, shouldn't the Enterprise-E have went into blue alert when the crew went to the escape pods? They were in red alert already, so I guess red alert out ranks blue and there can only be one alert at a time. I guess, a ship could get into a dire situation and there could be a rainbow of alerts and the crew would stare and look for the pot of gold and then the ship would be destroyed by the Jem'Hadar who don't sit on their ships, they stand, and they don't eat sandwiches because that would be too good for Mr. O'Brien and. Oops, I am going on and on. *slobber* *slobber* that's all folks. Happy Easter to you all!

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Thanks Siegfried and DeadCujo, it's the third or fourth animated gif I ever made I had thought I saw it on a monitor in the background on an episode of Voyager, but it is quite possible I just made it up, I really don't remember.

Federation Shipmaster, I think the Red Alert is the only one that has the lines traveling inwards from all four directions ... I believe Condition Green is from top and bottom, and Yellow is from the sides.

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Hey, Katana, I hope you don't mind me using your animation for this post. Also, I really like your 3d animated Katana-class M/ARA.

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Not a problem Fabrux, actually I'm planning to upgrade all the graphics on the site like I did for the warp core. You must have visited recently, I just posted the new one this week

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