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I recently read an entry in the Star Trek Encyclopedia which noted that there were a lot of little 'in-jokes' on the Enterprise-D's Master Display in Engineering, including a Porsche. One of the most famous was a hamster wheel which supposedly powered the Enterprise-D (if you thought it was the warp core, you were wrong!). My question is then: do we ever see this hamster wheel on the Master Display in a TNG episode or in Generations?

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Took some searching, but I finally found him...

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Thank Cracked for the image

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Thanks Hypnosifl to for the comment:

The image is apparently from Star Trek The Tour, see Joel Zink's photo gallery here which has an identical image. So, this doesn't really answer the original question about whether it was ever seen on TNG.

So it appears this is not actually from an episode of TNG, but still proof perhaps that it exists.

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    I notice that it's spun the wheel too fast and is now upside down. Does this have any consequences for the warp field? – Random832 Nov 18 '15 at 16:02
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    @Random832 Obviously yes it does. Many consequences... – Daft Nov 18 '15 at 16:05
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    @Random832 I think it's just another instance of reversing the polarity. – Simon Nov 18 '15 at 17:13
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    The Cracked article doesn't mention if this image was actually taken from an episode. I would love a reference to an episode where this can be seen on screen (if paused at the right time and magnified, of course). – Josh Nov 18 '15 at 20:37
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    @Josh - The image is apparently from Star Trek The Tour, see Joel Zink's photo gallery here which has an identical image. So, this doesn't really answer the original question about whether it was ever seen on TNG. – Hypnosifl Nov 19 '15 at 0:26
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This is an image from episode 11001001 (1x15) in which Picard and Riker initiate self destruct in engineering. Frame grab at 33mins 14 seconds.

Now admittedly this is season 1, but you can clearly see that is does NOT match the "The Tour" image in Daft's answer, and does not show the wheel.

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    That looks like a slightly different display. Note the lack of yellow semicircles. – DCShannon Feb 18 '16 at 19:30
  • Agreed. As I said, this is season 1 and I suspect the display evolved over time. I will keep an eye out for a decent shot in season 7 – GazTheDestroyer Feb 18 '16 at 21:33

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