Originally Posted by Captain Presley
Something that struck me when I first saw the picture, was that the saucer section looks pretty close to what we are familiar with, but the secondary hull and nacelles and struts do not. What if during the movie, that there is a saucer separation and only the saucer section goes unscathed. Perhaps this is how Pike is injured. Then at the end the saucer attaches to a new secondary hull/nacelles, and then it looks much closer to the Enterprise we all love. I know that is probably not what's going to happen, but that's the thought that went thru my head at first viewing the photo. It's just odd that the two parts of the ship, don't seem to go together.
I was thinking this also. I know they can make an emergency seperation at the time using explosive type way to seperate, or maybe they do have clamps. I can't remember what I read. I guess if you have half of a ship you can rebuild it and keep the same name without adding the A at the end.