Re: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home - Trial view-screen strangeness
A less silly round of speculation would be why the bridge of the BoP looks completely different than it did in the previous film, and I suspect some posters can come up with just as creative explanations.
This one is simple; Scotty had to do something for 3 months, so he had the Vulcans reconfigure the bridge. It's not like the BoP needed 3 months of repair work to get from Vulcan to Earth. It made it to Vulcan from Genesis just fine.
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