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Old 05-20-2013, 08:55 AM
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I haven't seen the movie and thus the new warp core but given your comparison and the maze-like nature of (all of, not just central) engineering in the previous movie I think that the problem is related to JJA being an old mystery moviemaker. This is antithetical to the implicit paradigm of Trek that technology should be transparent and clear ... and not evoke too much of an emotional response like awe or wonder (with the emphasis being on too much as one does of course wonder while watching TOS how the guts of engineering beyond the control room look like or while watching TMP how far the core reaches laterally and vertically).
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