These renders of Star Trek captain’s quarters are out of this world.
When you’re traveling through the outer reaches of space at warp 4.5, you want to be as comfortable as modern science fiction can make you. What people considered to be the epitome of a cozy abode has changed quite a bit over the years, as these beautiful 3D renderings show.
Starting in chronological order, we have the quarters of Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the NCC-1701 Enterprise. As you can see, back in the ‘60s the concept of commanderly comfort was something a bit more… militaristic. The captain's quarters was cramped and utilitarian, with a desk, a small cot, and little else. There’s really not much difference between this captain’s quarter and something you’d find on a modern-day naval vessel.
Next up we have everyone’s favorite Captain (don’t @ us), Jean Luc Picard of the NCC-1701-D. Things get a massive upgrade pretty quickly with The Next Generation, as Picard has a captain’s quarters at least four times the size of Kirk’s. Not only does he have a double bed (or possibly a queen), he’s also got a sofa with guest seating, a dining room table, and a massive personal entertainment system just behind a work desk.
Moving on up we have Captain Benjamin Lafayette Sisko of the star station Deep Space Nine. Since Sisko is on a space station, he gets the most luxurious quarters of all. It’s more like a two bedroom apartment because that’s exactly what it is: Sisko shared his quarters with his son, Jake. Both get spacious accommodations, including queen beds, a full dining set, and a wonderful view of the infinite grandeur of space.
Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager returns the captain’s quarters to a more TNG-esque stature. It’s still spacious in comparison to a regular crew member’s space, but Janeway gets a much larger entertainment system and somewhat more angular furniture--because angular is futuristic and all.
In keeping with the now canon explanation that older starships just don’t have room enough to provide fancy living quarters, the home of Captain Jonathan Archer is even more spartan than Kirk’s. Just a single room with a desk, bed, and lonely beagle is what the first Enterprise’s captain had to look forward to after a long day of commanding Earth’s first Starfleet vessel.
Finally, Captain Gabriel Louca of the USS Discovery had a sort of in between quarters. There are no windows to stare into the vastness of space, but he’s got a nice-sized bed and a sofa to entertain guests. Not that a captain usually entertains in his living quarters.
(Source: Angie's List)