Originally Posted by RunSpotRun
I don't think they are supposed to be in Iowa. We don't have areas that flat nor that dry and dusty here. Where are the verdant fields of corn? I think J.T. hijacked Daddy's relic (by that time) Corvette for a joy ride and ran afoul of the law somewhere in the Southwest. The Enterprise, therefore, wasn't built in Iowa - as some posit this shot means.
Its in the future. How are we to know what Iowa looks like then? Even today, i'm sure there is a dusty area like that in some part of Iowa.