The passenger module of the Eagle is used for carrying passengers and materials, and for more serious computing analysis than is possible with the flight computers in the cockpit. The crew enter and exit through the passenger module side doors. The forward part of the module has shelves and alcoves, and the seating in the rear section may also be replaced for storage. There are either 8 or 4 seats, depending on whether some are removed for storage, or the starboard side is replaced by a large computer wall.
The early scene in Breakaway is obviously inspired by the space clipper interior from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Many memorable scenes occur in the passenger module- including the corpse from Death's Other Dominion
The passenger module is the location for quieter emotionally dramatic scenes, such as this between Helena and Sandra in Black Sun
Another scene of emotional drama in the passenger module is the ending of The Metamorph
The passenger module is the scene of a large portion of The Last Sunset
Another wrecked passenger module, seen briefly in Another Time, Another Place
The EVA in Space Brain. There is no airlock so the entire module must be depressurised. Fortunately boxes by the door do not float away.
Another EVA in The Exiles, this time with ropes.
Much of The A B Chrysalis takes place in the passenger module.
A rare fight scene in the passenger module, in The Beta Cloud
There are more moments of action in the start of The Bringers Of Wonder part 1
The lights of the passenger module can be turned on bright; Maya uses the bright light as a plant performing photosynthesis in The Seance Spectre
The Eagle studio set was 12m / 40ft long in Year 1. The passenger module interior is 4.57m / 15ft wide. Unlike the exterior design, the set is not symmetrical. The corridor in the front half of the passenger module is 2.4m / 8ft long, while the rear half with seats is 3m / 10ft long. This means the studio set will not be fully compatible with the exterior design (the green areas in the diagram at left denote empty spaces assuming the Eagle is about 100ft / 30.48m long to accommodate the width and height of the studio set [see Eagle scale discussion]). The depicted "Eagle 28" configuration (without the rear passenger module door) appeared in The Last Sunset and The Testament Of Arkadia only.
Plan by Marcus Lindroos. The central walkway is 1.2m/ 4ft wide and is raised. The walkway slopes down to the side doors. The seating (or storage space) is in a sunken area. If there is a starboard computer wall, it is raised level with the walkway.
Starboard side profile, including the computer wall. See more on computer wall.
An unusual view of the ceiling of the passenger module. In The Last Sunset ropes and ladders are hung from the ceiling.
The rear door in the passenger module is only ever seen open in The Testament Of Arkadia (showing the moonbuggy and a section of wall) and in The Last Sunset during the crash (only boxes can be seen). In both cases there is only a single door frame- not an inner and outer door (like at the front of the passenger module). Theoretically the passenger module could be mounted facing in either direction. This passenger module configuration probably is not detachable from the Eagle since there is no rear door and the cargo compartment (which is identical to the usual passenger module wall in The Testament Of Arkadia) extends into the aft access corridor. It is probably used on missions carrying bulky cargo such as the moonbuggy, where there is no need for leaving the passenger module on the surface.
Copyright Martin Willey. Thanks to Marcus Lindroos.