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Modern Star Trek griping 

I'm sorry to harp on about this, but why does modern Trek have no interest in having the insides of their ships make sense and/or match the outsides? It's been like this since the 2009 movie.

"It's just a TV show so who cares?"

I mean, Star Trek used to care... And despite people who say things like that, consistency in a story is _always_ a good thing. Being able to tell where your characters are in relation to everything is a good thing. The moment I'm like, "Wait, are they not on Discovery anymore?" you've failed your job as interior ship designer.

Modern Star Trek griping 

Look at how the engine room looked on the movie version of the Enterprise. You could tell how big the warp core was compared to the people around it. You could even see down the length of engineering where the conduits branch off and go to power the warp nacelles. That and the curved shape of the ceiling lets you know exactly where this room is--basically the top level of the secondary hull, and running a good length of that hull. The attention to detail and scale here is pretty great.

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Modern Star Trek griping 

This is apparently the USS Discovery's warp core and the "room" it's held in. I swear you could practically fit the whole Enterprise in this cavern.

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Modern Star Trek griping 

And I mean, we've seen the floor plans of the ship on the show and there's no giant caverns for turbolifts and warp cores and whatever.

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@Lexi If they make it realistic, how will we have a scene where the cast has to diffuse a bomb and get past the deathtraps that is the turbolift system.

Modern Star Trek griping 

@Lexi That part made me laugh because I think it's playing off a truly brain-bending line in the TNG Technical Manual that says the interior of the Enterprise D is like 35 percent empty space to accommodate future upgrades and additional rooms. Definitely an odd choice to lean into without explanation!

Modern Star Trek griping 

@Lexi

The Kelvin timeline films at least have the excuse that it probably is more fun to film inside the Budweiser brewery.

This seemed to be all or mostly CG, so it wasn’t for an excuse for a road trip/location shoot.

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Modern Star Trek griping 

@Lexi The turbolift stuff makes even less sense than the Kelvinverse Enterprise having a brewery for engineering.

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