Re: Reactions To The New USS Enterprise
since this is a prequel, this is an early form of what we are used to seeing in TOS, how do we know that later in the movie that there won't be a refit say after a battle?
Exactly! I think JJ is being pretty and cagey and clever about his new take on Trek. Something like what you suggest would not surprise me at all.
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