Why is the SOL in MST3K shaped like a bone? I know it's not hard sci-fi or anything, but has it ever been explained by the creators, actors, set designers, etc?
The views of the inner architecture do seem to indicate the communications room at one end, then a big hallway, then the theater at the other end, so I guess it makes sense that way. And real satellites and space stations are built with that modular design sometimes too, spheres mounted on long pillars, though I don't think they were going for scientific accuracy. Maybe they were going for humor and a bone was just a funny shape for the SOL, I was just wondering if there was a definitive answer.
Also, I know it's just a show, I should really just relax. But I'm curious.