Originally Posted by JSnyder4
I've stated this elsewhere, but no you really don't need anything other than the movie. Anything else is simply to shut up TNG fanboys.
As for the ship appearance, I've also stated this elsewhere too.
It is a visual metaphor for the dangers of space and the unknown.
The giant octopus/squid (historic Kraken) from a time when maps still had labels such as "here be monsters" and "edge of the world".
Well said sir.
"WHERE'S THE KA-BOOM? THERE'S SUPPOSED TO BE AN EARTH SHATTERING KA-BOOM!!!" -- Marvin the Martian