Good guesses, Bill. LineWalker nailed it. The console stations were designed by Lee Cole , you can see one of her signature red buttons (she got the idea from accordion/concertina keys). Set was reused for the second film (1982), but the science station was moved from right behind the Captain to its traditional position to his right (enabled easier dialog staging and framing, e.g. "He'll be back,... but from where?"). AR is off, I have to photograph off my TV for BDs.
Those seat headrests periscope up too, I don't remember when we saw that... first film, I suspect.
I have a copy of the ship and set designs from the first film ("Enterprise Flight Manual," February 1978; it references "Xon or subordinate" for the science officer) courtesy of Rick Sternbach, loads of neat details and even some in-jokes. If you watch, look for acronyms that are production staff names, e.g. Andrew Probert, Ms Cole, Joe Jennings ("the Enterprise is the Chris-Craft of sci-fi shows"), Sternbach, Lew Splittgerber, Janet Stokes, et al.. They gave the helm a throttle handle, if you look closely in one of the films, there's a n ignition key as well! The science station had the signature roll-out consoles....
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