Koenig's desk sits behind the big doors to Main Mission. Inside the office is a sunken area used for meetings.
Situated behind Main Mission, this room is both Koenig's personal office and a meetings room used for informal and formal conferences with senior command staff. Besides the access to Main Mission (through the "Big Doors", as they are called in the script), there are two side doors to corridors.
The Big Doors between the Command Office and Main Mission. When opening them partially, only the left hand panel slides open. When they open fully they split in the centre.
The Command Office. Note the Communications Post and Selene chair
There is a collection of rocks on the glass shelves between the side doors, and various containers in the wall shelves. The chair, often seen to the side of Command Office, is a Vicario design, wider than the standard Gaudi seats.
A view of the Command Desk in front of the Main Mission doors. A Toga chair is in the foreground. When the Big Doors are open, the Command Desk may be moved forward, sometimes well into Main Mission (see early scenes in The Last Sunset)
A close up of the windows. Moonbase buildings are seen below, with the lunar hills beyond. Characters frequently peered out into the darkness of space.
Another Command Conference; this view shows the communications post and the rarely used wall screen.
In Another Time, Another Place the screen is used again.
Command Desk screen with a screen-saver (looks remarkably like the Microsoft Windows 98 "Mystify" screen saver).
Koenig at work. The keyboard extension he is working on first appears in Another Time, Another Place
A view from the Command Desk to the Earth globe and windows. The long white boxes on the desk are a Pio Manzu Kartell ash tray (orange versions appear in Command Center in Year 2).
The globe shows some interesting coastlines: Sweden is submerged in an enlarged Baltic Sea, but Finland and the Gulf of Finland is correct. In Africa, Cameroon is drowned by a large delta from the Bight of Biafra to Lake Chad. Small islands such as the Balearics, Crete, Cyprus and Socotra (off the horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea) are present and correct.
The Americas and Caribbean islands seem accurate. The Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake in the North West Territories of Canada are visible. There are two lakes in the south west US, one of which must be the Great Salt Lake in Utah and the other may be Utah Lake (a little larger and more distant from the Great Salt Lake than in reality). Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, South America, is also clearly shown. Oddly the largest American lakes, the Great Lakes on the Canada United States border, are missing.
North Vietnam is missing, as well as the southern peninsula of Thailand that connects to Malaysia. The southern hemisphere, including Australia, South America and South Africa, is permanently hidden by the globe's mounting.
In Matter Of Life And Death, there seem to metal tubes on the shelves behind the globe.
During the interrogation scene in Matter Of Life And Death, the Command Office is redressed slightly, with red lighting. The script does specify the Command Office location, but it's possible the redress was meant to suggest another location. The Earth globe and Command Desk are both gone, as are the tubes on the shelves.
The Command Office was revamped into several sets:
Copyright Martin Willey. Thanks to Patrick Zimmerman.