C.E. Evans wrote:
But in the fictional world of Star Trek, it was called a refit and a redesign. There's really nothing to retcon (and what would you retcon anyway? That it didn't happen?).
Sorry, by retcon I meant that the Enterprise always looked that way, but that the nacelles and possibly struts were changed.
And of course, you're right, it's fiction and not really important. But we're Trekkies and we like to nitpick and over-analyse, don't we ?