King Daniel wrote:
I'd say Into Darkness gives a simple explanation for the ships being so much larger in the Abramsverse - a different guy running Starfleet. Starfleet Prime was ruled by Admiral Nogura, and AR SF is commanded by Admiral Alex Marcus.
But do we know who was running Star Fleet at the time of the new movies (2258-9?) in the Prime U? We know that Admiral Comsol
was in charge in 2254 (After The Cage when Talos IV was quarantined) and that Adm Nogura
was in charge at the time of the Enterprise refit, but Adm Marcus could have held that post in between in both universes.
I'm not saying you're wrong, just working out the "facts" as we know them
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