Re: I hope for more traditional space battles
I don't think the new 1701 is really much better than the original. Except for it being bigger and seeming to have more firepower, which sort of makes sense given that Starfleet might have made more powerful ships after the Kelvin was destroyed. But I don't think that anything that big can be described as maneuverable, except in comparison to something bigger.
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