Re: References to other Trek MASSIVE SPOILERS!!
And the early 22nd century Ring Ship, too. That ties this film to both ST:TMP as well as the episode "First Flight(ENT)," further reinforcing the canonical status of the Earth-built ring ships even if we've never seen one in flight or action in any film or episode.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
- Jonathan Archer, 2151