Originally Posted by horatio
Never ever has it been explained in Trek why a ship looks the way it looks. Seems as if today different standards apply ...
Well to be fair we are told the nacelles do their thing with the warp field, thats why they are held away from the ship. The saucer is mainly crew quaters, labs etc, the bridge is on the dome, the deflector...deflects and so on. Same thing with Klingon ships, and so on.
I just am really curious as to what they do, even if they are Borg and not Romulan.