Locutus of Bored wrote:
I can't speak for anyone other than myself, but when I saw the ships underwater back then I thought it was a cool change of pace from the usual ships flying through space routine, and I feel the same way here. The technical issues never seemed bothersome to me, given all the other fantastical things the ships are capable of.
I hate to resort to an overused internet posting cliché but--QFT
Honestly, as someone who is a fan of both "hard s-f" and Trek, I urge everyone to A) not confuse the two and B) look elsewhere than Trek for depictions of truly plausible extrapolations of science.