|Not all Bridges have a Viewscreen...|
The FCR iteself is an experimental layout. With nearly unlimited computer power, near miraculous networking, and a lack of gravity, there is really no reason for the spacecraft's command center to follow the traditional configuration. This new layout divides the FCR into for alcoves, each of which having enough command stations to control the entire ship under normal operation. In addition, the number four station can rotate inward and face another, curved smartscreen separating the alcoves from the central command seat. These four "inner" consoles, along with the command seat, can also be configured to provide ship's command and control under normal operations. What this kind of layout allows is for any quarter of the FCR to be shut down, maintained, even rigged as simulators and set up for practice wargames. If you like the setup, or see any problems or suggesstions with the design, drop me a line. Enjoy!