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Which Captain's chair looked the most comfortable?

OneDamnMinuteAdmiral

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Report this Sep. 21 2011, 8:34 pm

I think Kirk's chair from Star Trek VI looked the most comfy. 


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Report this Sep. 21 2011, 9:18 pm

 


Enterprise D's 2nd Captain's Chair.  Though it would help if you'd provided photos!


NX-01:


File:NX Enterprise Command Chair.jpg


Abram's 1701:


File:Captains chair, USS Enterprise (alternate reality).jpg


Original 1701:


File:Command chair, USS Exeter.jpg


1701 Refit (TMP):


[P74_5_TMPCapt.jpg]1701 Refit (STII):


File:Star Trek II Command Chair.jpg


1701-A (STV):File:Star Trek V Command Chair.jpg


 


1701-A (STVI):


http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20070106221457/memoryalpha/en/images/5/53/Constitution_class_command_chair_%282293%29.jpg


1701-B:


 

1701-D (Ver1):


File:TNG First Season Command Chair.jpg


1701-D (Ver2):File:Enterprisedcommandchair.jpg


Defiant:


http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090603234453/memoryalpha/en/images/c/c9/Defiant_class_command_chair.jpg


Voyager:


File:IntrepidCommandChair.jpg


1701-E:


http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071118195038/memoryalpha/en/images/f/f7/Sovereign_class_Captain%27s_chair.jpg


 


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Report this Sep. 21 2011, 10:16 pm

Honestly?


None of them look like they were designed for comfort.


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 9:29 am

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>Well I never despised the way the captains chairs looked until now. They are not visually appealing. But in terms of comfort I like 1701-A (STV) and 1701-A (STVI).

>I think Kirks original Chair in TOS was the worst for the lower extremes.

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I got to sit in the mockup of Picard's chair at Star Trek: The Experience, and it was quite comfortable.  The novel Dark Mirror had a good point about this, though: when Picard sat in the alternate universe's captain's chair, he found it too comfortable, and had to resist the urge to fall asleep.


I laugh at the EntB's, though.  Looks like they pulled it out of some car in the junk yard.


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 6:18 pm

The D's second version, definitely. I sat in a TOS replica. Not comfortable at all.

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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 7:25 pm

I think the E looks the most comfortable.  The TOS chair looks the worst.  

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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 7:30 pm

I like the nice, firm leather feel to the TOS version.  Plus the controls make it easy to give commands without jerking around.  Don't forget that it also spins, something some of the chairs don't do (which is why Picard and Janeway are always craning their necks around).


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 8:34 pm

Quote: SLagonia @ Sep. 22 2011, 7:30 pm

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>I like the nice, firm leather feel to the TOS version.  Plus the controls make it easy to give commands without jerking around.  Don't forget that it also spins, something some of the chairs don't do (which is why Picard and Janeway are always craning their necks around).

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The Defiant's chair spins. And the reason I know that is from the episode For the Uniform -- Sisko was forever spinning 180 degrees every time he communicated with that holographic Eddington!


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 8:35 pm

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>Well I never despised the way the captains chairs looked until now. They are not visually appealing. But in terms of comfort I like 1701-A (STV) and 1701-A (STVI).

>I think Kirks original Chair in TOS was the worst for the lower extremes.

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I don't despise them -- I mean they're (nominally at least) built for functionality. Mind you those hand controls seem custom designed for carpal tunnel!


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 8:58 pm

Defiant's chair reminds me of a car chair.


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 9:10 pm

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>"Defiant's chair reminds me of a car chair."

>I was thinking the same.

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That's because it probably is.  It looks like it's 50/50 custom vs. reappropriated.


This is just a guess, but:


Custom:


NX-01


1701 (I think...could be an old leather couch seat for all I know)


Abrams 1701


1701 refits


1701-Ds


1701-E


 


Reappropriated:


1701-As (office chair)


1701-B (car chair)


Defiant (car chair)


Voyager (car chair)


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 9:12 pm

(And the most important question is: why don't they have memory foam in the future?)

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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 9:43 pm

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>"Defiant's chair reminds me of a car chair."

>I was thinking the same.

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Well... They are vehicles.


Looking at those, the Defiant's seems to be the most practical for its purpose.


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Report this Sep. 22 2011, 9:54 pm

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>(And the most important question is: why don't they have memory foam in the future?)

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People just forgot about them. Just like they forgot about seatbelts and fuses.


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Report this Sep. 23 2011, 1:42 am

Quote: OneDamnMinuteAdmiral @ Sep. 22 2011, 9:54 pm

Quote: PeepsMcJuggs @ Sep. 22 2011, 9:12 pm

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>(And the most important question is: why don't they have memory foam in the future?)

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People just forgot about them. Just like they forgot about seatbelts and fuses.


Seeing as I'm in the middle of rewatching all the TNG-era series on Netflix, I've found myself repeatedly asking the question: what have they shoved into those consoles to make them exploding death traps every time someone points a laser pointer at the ship?


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