Like all writers in science fiction R. Moore gets involved in the literature and forgets the big why
concerning the audience and the show.
He's writing about things that are real and these are-- anti-gravity, dampening field, holo-decks, transporters, shields, phasor guns and warp-drive. These latter are not technobable items but visions that come through the door. They are also unprovable and todays' scientists aren't even beginning to prove them. This gap is written all over Star Treks' eps. and will continue to be the reason Star Trek isn't met like "Alley Mcbeal" or C.S.I. series.
These men must have vegetables for brains.