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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby stitch626 » Sun May 03, 2009 10:35 pm

Mark wrote:They should have included hot bunking as well. That could have played nicely into the cramped lifestyle and led to some interesting character development points as well.

Ok, I don't know everything... what is hot bunking?
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Sun May 03, 2009 11:37 pm

stitch626 wrote:
Mark wrote:They should have included hot bunking as well. That could have played nicely into the cramped lifestyle and led to some interesting character development points as well.

Ok, I don't know everything... what is hot bunking?


IIRC, it's when you share your bunk with someone else, who comes on duty as you go to sleep.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby stitch626 » Mon May 04, 2009 12:26 am

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stitch626 wrote:
Mark wrote:They should have included hot bunking as well. That could have played nicely into the cramped lifestyle and led to some interesting character development points as well.

Ok, I don't know everything... what is hot bunking?


IIRC, it's when you share your bunk with someone else, who comes on duty as you go to sleep.

Ah ok. That makes more sense than what I thought it meant. And if you wonder what I was thinking, remember that Mark was the one who said it.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Mikey » Mon May 04, 2009 1:14 am

What have we done to Stitch? :lol:

Yeah, in general I agree that the ambience of ENT should have been more in line with Das Boot than The Love Boat.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed May 06, 2009 3:25 pm

One aspect I've never really posted about with my Coalition stuff is the living quarters. In some eras of space travel, they have crew in hammocks. :)
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Mikey » Wed May 06, 2009 3:33 pm

GrahamKennedy wrote:One aspect I've never really posted about with my Coalition stuff is the living quarters. In some eras of space travel, they have crew in hammocks. :)


Which, in fact, makes as much sense as it did in the Age of Sail.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Tyyr » Wed May 06, 2009 4:05 pm

And a hammock makes for a hell of a nap.

Not that great long term though.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Sionnach Glic » Wed May 06, 2009 4:13 pm

Be great for maximising on space, though. Which is exactly what a starship would need.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Tyyr » Wed May 06, 2009 4:18 pm

Definitely, the space required to bring along a chiropractor is nothing compared to what you'd save.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed May 06, 2009 5:37 pm

Hammocks strung up near your work station is pretty much how crews have lived in Navy ships up until 30 or 40 years ago. It saves space and resources, it lets you bunk crew near their workplace so you don't waste time traversing through half the ship when an alert sounds. Not great in terms of crew comfort and privacy, but people can put up with a surprising amount when they have to.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Wed May 06, 2009 5:46 pm

GrahamKennedy wrote:...but people can put up with a surprising amount when they have to.


I can vouch for that.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Sionnach Glic » Wed May 06, 2009 6:01 pm

That's why the "but the crew must all have king-sized hotel apartments or they'll be mentaly crippled!" crowd annoy me so much. Yeah, they'll be happier with the hotel room, who wouldn't? But the simple fact is that humans can tolerate shit conditions without any severe mental problems.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Tsukiyumi » Wed May 06, 2009 6:11 pm

Rochey wrote:...fact is that humans can tolerate s**t conditions without any severe mental problems.


Define "severe". :lol:
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Mikey » Wed May 06, 2009 6:25 pm

In this case - sleeping in a hammock, or hotbunking, or whatever - for a berth for which you voluntarily enlisted - instead of living in a suite from the Plaza.
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Re: What would YOU do to make Enterprise?

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed May 06, 2009 6:30 pm

Look at how the average U-Boat crew lived in WWII. Filthy conditions, virtually no chance to wash or clean yourself, crammed into spaces between the machines, foul air, terrible food, no privacy, etc etc. Not only did they endure it for months on end, their ability to take it and still function was a source of pride that helped to actually build morale.
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