Re: Star Trek III - The [Speculation Begins] (Spoilers)
It seems odd to abandon the next generation crew, but then to use their same trappings.
Why? It's all Star Trek.
Star Trek showed humanity having an uneasy relationship with technology long before the Borg showed up. Plus, a Borg story would allow them to flesh out Science Officer 0718.
"When I first heard about it (the Enterprise underwater), my inner Trekkie was in a rage. When I saw it, my inner kid beat up my inner Trekkie and made him go sit in the corner." - Bill Jasper