According to this VR walkthrough of the Enterprise-D — which is amazing by the way — it appears the bridge has a top window. Is that accurate?

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    Why do people have such a problem with the Kelvin bridge having a window then? Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 19:40
  • Source of the work: enterprise3dproject.com/about
    – NKCampbell
    Commented Aug 11, 2017 at 3:59
  • I seem to remember reading that a minor refit added the window. The two answers show Season 6 and Generations, so might that be right?
    – ThruGog
    Commented Aug 13, 2017 at 17:11
  • @JerryNixon It's shown multiple times in ST: TNG. Did you miss it? Commented May 5, 2020 at 17:08

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There is a small window at the very top. Below, you can see the remnants of it in Star Trek: Generations, after the crash landing of the saucer section:

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    @T-1000'sSon : Or transparent aluminum?
    – Praxis
    Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 17:47
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    @T-1000'sSon That begs the question why the bridge is anywhere near the outside of the ship in the first place. For maximum protection of the command staff, it should be located in the center of the saucer's mass. That's the subject of another question, though, I suppose.
    – Steve-O
    Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 19:50
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    @Steve like where the battle bridge is... I've also often wondered why an enemy just wouldn't go all guns blazing on that sun roof bit... Seems a bit like the exhaust pipe in the death star kind of thing... Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 19:57
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    @JonClements: That's what the shields are for. If they are up, a glass window or anything to hold the air in is enough. The shields will repel all attacks. If the shields are down, any enemy can cut through the ship easily, and there is not much you could do with armor. At least that is my head canon. Also explains why they don't just ram each other with shuttles (when crashes have been shown to be very destructive) - weapons and shields are both incredibly strong.
    – jdm
    Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 20:13
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    @Steve-O It doesn't beg the question. It raises the question. "Begging the question" means assuming a particular answer to the question, aka "circular logic". Commented Aug 9, 2017 at 21:57

Yes, it's visible in Season 6 Episode 16

Birthright Part 1

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    Although that is a dream sequence. Commented Aug 11, 2017 at 6:40

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