King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
The choice to make the windows larger instead of more numerous was a deliberate one. In Star Trek: The Art of the Movie
there is this concept illustration of the Enterprise with more, and smaller, windows:
This goes back to an old comment that it's the windows that is the largest cause of the size issues.
Personally I would of rather had this version. It would have given the ship a real sense of massive scale.
To tell you the truth, I am okay with the ship becoming double the size of ships from the Prime timeline.
What bothers me is the (IMO) half-assed way they did it. Maybe the smaller windows do look weird as would the addition of more windows, but they could have at least shrunk the airlock ports to a reasonable size. Due to the way they doubled the ship size, the airlock ports are now 14(ish) feet in diameter!
And why is the Enterprise traveling through gelatin in this picture?!