Florida is real, Star Trek is not.
What your proposing is what sunk Trek in the first place. It became insular.
Sorry, but the distinction is this: Star Trek is real within the world of Star Trek
. I don't care a whit if the Enterprise is 24 decks or 78. But if they spend years showing me a 24 deck ship and then say they're on deck 78, don't criticize me for calling shenanigans on their lazy writing. When they're trading on the equity of 5 different shows and a dozen movies they have some obligations to the continuity that they themselves have established
. It's their ball game. They get to make the rules. I just want them to play by those rules. That's not 'insular'.