The Stig wrote:
I think what we got in Trek 09 will continue, and that's a good thing. That first ten minutes grabbed the viewer by the lapels and never let go. That harrowing moment where the crewmember is sucked into the noiseless vacuum as the chaos of battle happened all around her was simply stunning. Nothing before in Trek even came close to that kind of visceral impact.
That's what space is, a horrible nasty place to be.
Watching TNG style space battles, it is clear the directors/producers and VFX specialists all were inspired by watching pet fish pottering around in a tank.