Doesn't the NX-01 use something similar, as in "Emergency bulkheads in place and holding"? I also think the Titanic's (or rather Olympic-class') designers borrowed the idea from warships of the time, which obviously have to cope with combat damage as well as icebergs.--Indefatigable 23:02, January 22, 2010 (UTC)
Starfleet's Design Incompetence Edit
What shocks me about this is how they seem to act, and in fact even use the word "ingenius" to describe this mechanism. When one would think that this method, along with the use of ACTUAL physical bulkheads and blast doors rather than forcefields that could lose power (especially under combat conditions where this is designed to be used) would be standard on all starships... Just looks like gross incompetence when an ounce of common sense like this is considered revolutionary. Also didn't we see big blast doors like this throughout the TOS films? I recall seeing several times in Wrath of Khan and Undiscovered Country heavy blast doors closing to seal off breached decks. – The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk).