Originally Posted by seane
Does this mean that the original movie-dressed Enterprise CHANGED between the different movies? - when it was supposed to be the SAME ship!!!!!!!!!!!
Doesn't that break.... *dramatic pause*...... CANON!..?!!!!
...and people are upset about ST: XI's ship changes....
*shakes head in disbelief*
The movies took place in several-year intervals. The changes could easily be explained by periodic upgrades and/or refits of systems as new technology became available.
That explanation doesn't hold for STXi, however.