Re: What's Up with the Warp Core (SPOILERS Into Darkness)
Rewatched the film earlier today and while I still think main engineering is way too big and looks too much like a 20th century chemical plant or beer brewery I'm liking the redesigned, alternate timeline warp core more and more. It has a more realistic, practical feel to it than the glossier, sleeker and more sterile warp cores of the Prime Starfleet we've seen over the decades. This is a warp core that shouts "raw power" and you can believe that this thing can propel a starship much faster than the speed of light.
Human instinct is pretty strong. You can't expect us to change overnight.
-Captain Jonathan Archer, 2151