And then there are those of us who both understand that story and characters are far more relevant than the straw man you set up, and want the technical aspects of the ship to make sense and remain consistent.
I agree. The two are not mutually exclusive. Another production I follow on this forum is Starship Polaris. Principle photography was completed in July, 2011 but their graphic artist continued thinking through the details of how the ship works and refining the design accordingly for months afterward. From what I've seen, the story sounds great, the actors are solid, the production values are excellent, and the ship looks fantastic and is well thought out.