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Re-Used Starship Interiors
by
Jörg Hillebrand and Bernd Schneider

Enterprise Refit Interiors - Other Starship Interiors

 

Many sets used in Star Trek were later modified or even recycled without changes to represent a different starship or building. Here are several examples of starship sets. Please note that everything should be taken with a grain of salt. Certainly we are not supposed to watch closely enough to see that the interiors of two different starships look the same.

 

Enterprise Refit Interiors

Enterprise refit corridors Several sets from the movie Enterprise were re-used for TNG to save costs. Most obviously the corridors of both ships are nearly identical.


Enterprise refit corridor in "Star Trek III"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Enterprise-D corridor in TNG: "When the Bough..."

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Enterprise refit quarters Kirk's quarters aboard the Enterprise was given a second life, belonging to Data or to Worf on the Enterprise-D.


Kirk's quarters in "Star Trek II"

(screen capture by Francis Scofield)

Worf's quarters in TNG: "Family"

(screen capture by Francis Scofield)

The S.S. Tsiolkovsky quarters in TNG: "The Naked Now" too are a re-uses of the USS Enterprise quarters as seen in the first three Star Trek films.


Kirk's quarters in "Star Trek I"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Tsiolkovsky quarters in TNG: "The Naked Now"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Enterprise refit sickbay Dr. Crusher's office was first seen in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" as the McCoy's office on the USS Enterprise. The set was also seen in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan".


Enterprise sickbay in "Star Trek I"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Enterprise-D sickbay in TNG: "Sarek"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Wall parts of the sickbay were used for main engineering on the Enterprise-D.


Enterprise sickbay in "Star Trek I"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Enterprise-D engineering in TNG: "Hollow Pursuits"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Enterprise refit transporter room The transporter room set of the movie Enterprise served the same purpose on the Enterprise-D. The original transporter room, as seen in the first three Star Trek films, was larger, since the transporter console was hidden in an alcove behind a protective transparent material. Before TNG started, the length of the set was shortened and the new double doors, which are much closer to the transporter platform, were added. This created enough space for the medical lab, which would double as several other sets in future episodes.


Enterprise transporter in "Star Trek I"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Enterprise-D transporter in TNG: "The Ensigns..."

(screen capture by TrekCore)

When the USS Enterprise-D transporter room had to be transformed into the USS Enterprise-A transporter room for "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" and "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country", the wall behind the transporter console was removed and the alcove thus recreated and the transparent partition was put in place again. That way, the set could easily be transformed into a version that resembled the original transporter room more closely. The doors, however, were not changed back, so in the last two TOS films, the transporter room is entered through the TNG double doors.


Enterprise-D transporter in TNG: "The Hunted"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Enterprise transporter in "Star Trek V"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Enterprise refit engineering Major portions of the Enterprise refit engineering set served in the same function on the Enterprise-D.


Enterprise engineering in "Star Trek I"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Enterprise-D engineering in TNG: "Encounter..."

(screen capture by Jörg)

Two consoles that include a wall piece with lighted holes can be seen many times since they first appeared on the Enterprise in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", in the section where Spock sacrificed his life. They reappear in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home", now aboard the Klingon Bird-of-Prey Bounty. They are visible behind DaiMon Bok in TNG: "The Battle" and on several other alien ships, such as on the Batris in TNG: "Heart of Glory", on the Sanction in TNG: "Symbiosis", on the Pagh in TNG: "A Matter of Honor" and on the Mondor in TNG: "Samaritan Snare". The characteristic holes are missing in its later appearances.


Enterprise console in "Star Trek II"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Klingon console in "Star Trek IV"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Ferengi console in TNG: "The Battle"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Talarian console in TNG: "Heart of Glory"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Klingon console in TNG: "A Matter of Honor"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Pakled console in TNG: "Samaritan Snare"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Enterprise refit bridge The bridge of the Enterprise refit was transformed into the battle bridge of the Enterprise-D for TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint". We can see that particularly the portions behind Kirk and Picard with the door are nearly identical. The set appears two more times as the battle bridge, in "The Arsenal of Freedom" and "The Best of Both Worlds II".


Bridge in "Star Trek IV"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Battle bridge in TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Door in "Star Trek III"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Door in TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"

(screen capture by Jörg)

The bridge of the Stargazer in TNG: "The Battle" too is a redress of the Enterprise refit bridge. Some of the old LCARS graphics are still present in the TNG episode. The turbolift was taken over without changes.


Bridge in "Star Trek IV"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Stargazer bridge in TNG: "The Battle"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Turbolift in "Star Trek II"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Stargazer turbolift in TNG: "The Battle"

(screen capture by Jörg)

The bridge set subsequently also serves as the courtroom in TNG: "The Measure of a Man".


Stargazer bridge in TNG: "The Battle"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Courtroom in TNG: "The Measure of a Man"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Main viewer in TNG: "The Arsenal of Freedom"

(screen capture by Jörg) 

Wall monitor in TNG: "The Measure of a Man"

(screen capture by Jörg)

The redressed bridge also appears as the geophysical lab in "Pen Pals", the Starbase 515 surgical suite in "Samaritan Snare", the tactical room in "The Emissary" and the USS Hathaway bridge in "Peak Performance".


Geophysical lab in TNG: "Pen Pals"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Surgical suite in TNG: "Samaritan Snare"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Tactical room in TNG: "The Emissary"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Hathaway bridge in TNG: "Peak Performance"

(screen capture by Jörg)

The set then appears as the drafting room 6 in "Booby Trap". It can be seen briefly as a science station in "The Vengeance Factor" before it is redressed extensively to act as the bridge of the Enterprise-C in "Yesterday's Enterprise". The set also appears as the cybernetics lab when it is first seen in "The Offspring". After an appearance as a lab in the genome colony in TNG: "The Masterpiece Society" the set is returned to its original purpose, as the bridge of the USS Bozeman in TNG: "Cause and Effect".


Science station in TNG: "The Vengeance Factor"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Bridge in TNG: "Yesterday's Enterprise"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Moab IV lab in TNG: "The Masterpiece Society"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Bozeman bridge in TNG: "Cause and Effect"

(screen capture by Jörg)

 

Other Starship Interiors

Suspended animation chamber The chambers of Khan and his people aboard the Botany Bay were later incorporated into McCoy's medical lab.


Sleep chamber in TOS: "Space Seed"

(screen capture by Bernd)

Wall inset in the medical lab in TOS: "Obsession"

(screen capture by Bernd)

K't'inga class bridge The bridge of the Klingon vessel from "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" was redressed to appear as the torpedo bay in "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan". While the latter room does not look immediately familiar and the floor levels are different, the ceiling and the diagonal pillars are essentially still the same. The Klingon viewscreen became the torpedo hatch.


Klingon bridge, forward, in "Star Trek I"

(screen capture by TrekCore)
 

Torpedo room, forward, in "Star Trek II"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Klingon bridge, aft, in "Star Trek I"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Torpedo room, aft, in "Star Trek II"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Bird-of-Prey wall part A structured wall part first seen in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" in the corridor of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey also appeared on Deneb IV in TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint", on Mordan IV in "Too Short a Season" and on the Batris in "Heart of Glory".


Wall part in "Star Trek IV"

(screen capture by Jörg) 
 

Wall part in TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"

(screen capture by Jörg) 

Wall part in TNG: "Too Short a Season"

(screen capture by Jörg) 

Wall part in TNG: "Heart of Glory"

(screen capture by Jörg) 

Enterprise-D engineering As the engine room of the Enterprise-A appeared only briefly in "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country", the set was not reconstructed for that purpose but the one of the Enterprise-D was used (that itself was created from the movie sickbay, see above). While it is overall fitting, the console right in front of Scotty has a distinct 24th century LCARS look though.


Enterprise-D engineering in TNG: "Hollow Pursuits"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Enterprise-A engineering in "Star Trek VI"

(screen capture by Marianne Ibbotson)

Enterprise-D Ten Forward Likewise, the Ten Forward set was used as the UFP President's office in the same film.


Ten Forward in TNG: "Power Play"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

President's office in "Star Trek VI"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Enterprise-D observation lounge It looks like the observation lounge was redressed for the bar on Qualor II. At least the ceiling with the characteristic "lamp arc" is the same.


Observation lounge in TNG: "The Best of..., Part II"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Bar on Qualor II in TNG: "Unification, Part II"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

The redress of the set must have taken place at about the same time the set was being used as the dining room for "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country". In the following the TNG set looked somewhat different. Most notably the golden ship reliefs were gone.


Observation lounge in TNG: "The Pegasus"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Dining room in "Star Trek VI"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Defiant bridge Unlike the rest of the Deep Space Nine sets, the bridge of the Defiant was not scrapped after the end of the shooting for the series in 1999, but was sawn apart and preserved in a warehouse. So it is not surprising that the set appeared once again in VOY: "Live Fast and Prosper" as the bridge of the "Delta Flyer", the vessel of the impostors. We can recognize that the basic structure of the walls is still the same, especially the sloped columns with the cut-outs for the lighting. The half-round pedestal underneath the captain's chair is identical too. The rear end of the set was completely rearranged, however, and overall the bridge was given a dirty and worn-out finish.


Defiant bridge in DS9: "For the Uniform"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Delta Flyer bridge in VOY: "Live Fast and Prosper"

(screen capture by Jörg)

We could see almost the complete set once again in VOY: "Inside Man", here as the bridge of a Ferengi marauder with green as the new dominating color. The aft end was covered with a simple painted wall panel, but once again the overall shape of the bridge, including the lighted columns is as it used to be on the Starfleet vessel. The ceiling with the central dome is still the same too. It also seems that the captain's chair is standing on a rounded pedestal.


Ferengi marauder bridge in VOY: "Inside Man"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Ferengi marauder bridge in VOY: "Inside Man"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Not the complete bridge but just the Defiant's doors could be seen on Harry Kim's "Nightingale" in VOY: "Nightingale", and also on the Klingon vessel in VOY: "Prophecy".


Defiant door on "Nightingale" in VOY: "Nightingale"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Defiant door on Klingon ship in VOY: "Prophecy"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Finally, the Defiant's viewscreen appeared on the Vulcan survey ship in ENT: "Carbon Creek" and on the Xindi-Reptilian vessel, such as in ENT: "Countdown".


Defiant viewscreen in DS9: "Rules of Engagement"

(screen capture by Jörg)


Vulcan viewscreen in ENT: "Carbon Creek"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Xindi-Reptilian viewscreen in ENT: "Countdown"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Defiant transporter room The transporter room of the Defiant was slightly dressed for Smiley's Terran rebel raider (of Bajoran design) in DS9: "Through the Looking Glass". The side wall panels were swapped, and the lighting was modified to let the rebel transporter look different.


Defiant transporter room in DS9: "Past Tense"

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Rebel transporter in DS9: "Through the Looking..."

(screen capture by TrekCore)

Round gate A gate with a round cross-section and characteristic x-shaped struts outside the opening appears on the following occasions as a partial set: on the promenade deck of Deep Space 9, in the observatory on the "Weird Planet", on the Tsunkatse ship and on the bridge of a pirate ship in ENT: "Horizon".


Gate on Deep Space 9 in DS9: "Captive Pursuit"

(screen capture by Jörg)
 

Gate on "Weird Planet" in VOY: "Blink of an Eye"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Gate on Tsunkatse ship in VOY: "Tsunkatse"

(screen capture by Jörg)

Gate on pirate ship in ENT: "Horizon"

(screen capture by Jörg)

 

More about the Topic

Galleries - Starfleet Bridge Illustrations

Galleries - Enterprise-D Interiors

Galleries - Various Starship Interiors

 

Credits

Thanks to Marianne Ibbotson who spotted the 24th century console in "Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country", to Michael Zock for the hint about the TMP sickbay, to Ray Wil for the re-use of the observation lounge, to Ralph Spitzner for reminding me of the K't'inga bridge and of Ten Forward and to Liam who made me aware of the Defiant transporter re-use.

 


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