|tanithryudo (tanithryudo) wrote,|
@ 2017-01-18 21:28:00
|Entry tags:||star trek|
The shared bathroom conspiracy
So, one of the most persistent minor bits of fanon I've seen in KS fandom is the shared bathroom trope. You gotta admit, it's such a useful plot device for getting our heroes into each others rooms (and beds) without having to worry about prying eyes and a morning-after-walk-o-shame. But, there isn't really any canon to support this cabin arrangement.
This reddit thread links two images, from probably one of the tech manuals, on what cabins on the TOS Enterprise looks like. It notes that the officer quarters have their own bathroom.
Then, I also found this thread with a bunch of actual screenshots. Particularly useful are the outside and inside images of Spock's quarters from "Amok Time", and Kirk's quarters from "Mirror, Mirror". (Ok, granted, "Mirror, Mirror" is of an alternate universe, but from all reactions, the layout of the ship ought to be the same as in the Prime universe). Of particular note is that both of their quarters are the first room on the left turn of a corridor intersection, which makes it impossible to be next to one another.
But, you say, what about the Kelvin Timeline Enterprise? Well...that ship is over twice the size of the Prime TOS Enterprise, so it seems unlikely they'd shrink people's quarters comparatively...
That said, it's still a really useful plot device for fanfics, so we can probably just apply SoD over it all.
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