The Wormhole wrote:
If Abrams and his cohorts knew what they were doing, than yes, they would be Cage inspired. But Abrams and his cohorts don't know what they are doing. The Kelvin with its one nacelle and registry starting with zero are proof of that.
I seem to recall an interview where they said that by the end everything would be closer to the way TOS fans remembered, and I thought this was in reference to uniforms and the bridge. I won't be surprised if Kirk's Dad wears an older style uniform.
In any case, Enterprise NX-01 and Columbia NX-02 had zeros in them, so why not Kelvin's number? If JJ didn't have a "0" people would claim he was ignoring ENT canon.