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# 11
11-09-2011, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Cuatela
Tell that to the Constitution Class. Compare the TOS ship to the TMP, WoK, and post-WoK... the ship changed significantly from the series to the first movie, and again in subsequent movies. If they can do that to a starship in a year or two, they can do it to a space station in 150 years.
Yes and no.

The Enterprise changed in all her aspects meaning when they pulled just about every hull plate from the ship's skeleton they could change the internal arrangment as well.

In case of K-7 they never went trough this kind of trouble judging from the outside.
Also the Pocket Book "The Art of the Impossible" states that in the 2340's the place still looked like it did in the 2260's, only rahter worn down.
So by the time Starfleet decided to upgrade it to modern standards to prepare for a possible confrontation with the Klingons, what would they concentrate on: power systems, computers and weapons or the carpet?
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# 12
11-09-2011, 12:05 PM
Your reference of a book is pretty much invalid, since books are soft canon. If STO followed the book storylines, then the Borg would not exist anymore.

As to the Enterprise, the ship was still changed significantly between TMP and WoK, and the outer layer of the ship wasn't. so my point still stands.

Besides that, the only example of a station not being upgraded to current Starfleet tech standards is DS9, which was a Cardassian station. And they couldn't upgrade that because the parts couldn't be replicated. Realistically, they should've just built a new station there, but they didn't.

In the case of K-7 though, the station was built and maintained by the UFP, so the internals could be upgraded whenever and however they wanted. And even if the station was still in the same shape in the 2340's, that's 70 years from then till STO's timeline. Plenty of time for a full retrofit, including carpet.
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# 13
11-10-2011, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mister_dee
Scale is certainly wrong and needs to be closer to the original, as should the scale of the interior.
But the interior style should be neither TNG nor TOS, it should be a blend with the walls and floor looking like TOS and the computers and desks and other equipment looking modern.
Reason is that the station was heavily upgraded with various new systems (explained more in detail in the STO novel "The needs of the many").
They pretty much rebuilt the whole thing on the inside.
I agree. Most of the walls and doors should be the original TOS, with the chairs, desks, and other furniture post TNG favoring AGT/VIsonary/Endgame decor. Kind of like a 1900 house with post modern(1980s, 1990s, 2000s) interior decorating.
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# 14
11-11-2011, 12:54 AM
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I agree. Most of the walls and doors should be the original TOS, with the chairs, desks, and other furniture post TNG favoring AGT/VIsonary/Endgame decor. Kind of like a 1900 house with post modern(1980s, 1990s, 2000s) interior decorating.
It would also give K-7 an interesting and unique look, something currently missing from "gerenric starbase number 7".
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