Re: Whatever happened to Starship Exeter?
And those analogies are infinitely better than incomprehensible technobabble, that no one really cares about and doesn't make any sense anyway.
"The notion of transwarp beaming is like tryin to hit a bullet with a smaller bullet while wearing a blindfold riding a horse."
The "tailpipe" in TUC.
Or the nearly complete lack of explanation in TWOK for the Genesis device ... "life from lifelessness"
With the exception of Star Trek 2009
, the other two have actual (in movie) explanations to flesh out how they work.
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.