So if Romulans were shown without pointed ears that would be relevant to the plot and that would 'bother' you but if I complain about 78 decks, or pulling 'transwarp beaming' out of their butt to advance the plot, then I should just ignore it?
One of these is a glaring error that even casual fans would notice. The others are things only hardcore Trek
fans would be aware of.
I would've thought that the idea that internal consistency in fiction was enjoyable and satisfying (and that internal inconsistency in fiction was unsatisfying) to be pretty uncontroversial. I'm amazed that so much of the commentary boils down to "Stop thinking about it! Stop pointing it out! It's only a movie!!" This is a Star Trek forum, right? Isn't that part of what we're supposed to do?
Even a place like this has its limits. Some things just aren't worth pitching a fit about. Most people who post here know that the Enterprise-A
doesn't have seventy eight decks, but that doesn't mean one can't enjoy that scene. Part of the reason I like the scene is because
of the error. It's funny to see something so ridiculous happen, partly because a terrific scene in the forward observation room happens moments after it.
Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive.