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Star Trek: First Contact - How Many Decks?
At one point in the movie (About 45 minutes in I think), a crewman tells Worf that the Borg have taken control of decks 26 through 11. (I think it was 11. It's been a while since I've seen it.) Then, about 20 or so minutes later, when Lily is following Picard through the ship, she asks how big the ship is, and Picard replies that there are 24 decks.
Now is it just me, or did the ship shrink a couple decks all of a sudden?
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Torin Darkflight on 12-23-1999
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Comments:
StrTrkRob writes:
Geeze! The "26 up to 11" was a mistake. Star Trek Magazine fielded this one. They say the guy who mentioned this to Worf was under pressure and made a slip of the tongue. Picard is right, the ship has 24 decks, and that basement idea was just plain weird.
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MDK writes:
The bridge is Deck 1, and the lowest deck is 24. This has been covered in an official interview with Trek producers. The "26 up to 11" comment was a mistake.
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Shawn writes:
Maybe they skipped thirteen, like some office buildings do... And some other number...
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stacie_yates writes:
Wait...if I understand this correctly, the issue isn't how many of the decks were captured by the Borg. If Deck number 26 was included in the captured portion of the ship, that would imply that there are at least 26 decks on the ship. I don't think they would start numbering decks with 3, they would start at 1. If the conversation takes place as described, it is indeed a mistake.
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Mentasm writes:
The reason that this continuity mistake occurred was because the design of the Enterprise-E was altered during shooting. The scene in which the security officer says 'decks twenty-six to eleven' was written before the design of the ship was finalised at twenty-four decks. When it came to shooting the scene no one noticed that the incorrect number of decks remained in the shooting script, hence the blooper. This is covered in one of the commentaries on the new Special Edition DVD release.
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mmangham writes:
i'm glad i'm not the only one to have noticed this, no one else believed me.
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Admiral T'Son writes:
We also see this in nemesis when worf says "Security Contingent to Deck 29"
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captaon crassus writes:
Hang on.If there are 24 decks on the Enterprise NCC-1701-E,why is the engineering section on deck thirty-six(36)?
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Picard writes:
The bridge and lower deck of engineering are not counted, i have a schematic of the enterprise E and Deck 1 starts below the bridge, and 24 is engineering, but there is one deck below where it would appear that all the connections to the warp core/etc are kept
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Alien writes:
The last two decks on a starship are like the basement on your house. If you have two floors on your house and a basement, you don't say you live in a three story house, do you? But when the crewman was telling Worf, he probably read it off of a display console and of course the computer would say 26 decks just like your houses blueprints says three floors.
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davidoff writes:
First Picard says they have 24 decks, later on Worf says the Borg have taken deck 11 till 26.
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--Merciless-- writes:
Just because they say decks 26 thru 11 (i can't remember exactly, either) have been captured doesn't mean the lower 2 decks are taken...
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