Originally Posted by Leathart
As usual Horatio, you make perfect sense. They had to make obvious design differences between the time periods.
That's the thing I like about this "reboot" - Not only does the Kelvin look "right", the technical and design progression to the Enterprise is logical and pleasing. The Kelvin is scuzzy enough to have been in space for some time, it's design is simple and ergonomic whilst the Enterprise holds onto some of it's irreplaceable features (the deflector array) but is obviously more advanced. Compare that to some of the quite frankly shocking anomalies seen in the TV series and movies and you can see why I am warming to this new movie.