Originally Posted by Yagami Crewman
Thinking on the size of the ship and the number of shuttles present, Do you think she could have been a colony transport of some kind? Perhaps even bringing in colonists to the Tarsus IV colony.
oooooo, like the suggestion that the ship was taking them to Tarsus IV.
Not sure what type the ship was (they were on a survey mission, though I don't know if a vessel that size would be built to take on such a singular mission) but i think it is a sign that the subsequent USS Enterprise and its various technological and architectural differences were not really the result of any time-tampering but just a much needed redesign to fit 21st Century expectations for what real space interstellar spaceships would look like: BIG!
..... sorry if none of that makes sense!