The page speculates on inconsistencies by giving some overtly specific, questionable and unsourced explanations, especialy involving sub-decks. Some of this speculation isn't even constrained to background notes. I doubt sub-decks were ever even mentioned outside of tech manuals and fandom size speculation, but even if they were, the article clearly strays into fan-wank. I chose to give it a general pna though, since even with those issues straightened out, the page could still use a major rewrite. Right now it is disjointed and dramaticly incomplete. -- Capricorn 20:14, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
- I've removed the speculative comments and posted below. There might be merit to some of these(Shatner's decision should probably be in a background sec.) but they definitely need to be rewritten.--31dot 20:18, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
It is possible for a ship to have a series of internal sub-decks or split levels that are numbered differently.
- The USS Enterprise-A had an internal turboshaft system that had deck numbers that ranged from low numbers at the bottom of the shaft, to deck 78 at the top. This was in contrast to the fact that the Enterprise was at the time 23 decks high, with the bridge on deck 1. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
- Director William Shatner decided that it would be dramatically necessary to have the deck numbers increase to give the illusion of height. Its possible the shaft was on a different up-down axis as the rest of the ship and the heroes were actually moving lower or sideways (but with gravity beneath them), another possibility is that the deck numbers increase back upward along the shaft to correspond to split-level arrangements in the hull we don't know about.
- The Defiant-class of starship is four decks in height, but have been referred to as having a deck 5 and deck 6 somewhere in their structure.
- The dialog establishing the existence of decks 5 and 6 conflicts with graphics showing only four on the ship, however, they may be referring to control areas in the lower nacelle booms, that wouldn't appear on a centerline graphic.
- The Sovereign-class USS Enterprise-E was 24 decks in height, but had secondary hull sub-decks or some split-level arrangement that allowed for more than 29 deck numbers. (Star Trek Nemesis)
- William T. Riker dropped the Reman enemy (unnamed Remans) from deck 29, and he dropped several more levels. Its possible they were on a different gravity plane, and he was actually dropping sideways or up into the ship's machinery, hence the extra deck numbers, or that decknumbers again moved upwards back up into some internal structure.