C.E. Evans wrote:
I like the idea that not everything is going to change in the 23rd-Century. Yes, you'll see some aliens here and there, and the occasional shuttlecraft flying overhead, but quite a few parts of Earth may otherwise look indistinguishable from how they are today (while in other areas, the changes may be more profound).
I agree that some things should not change, a few little details like the antique alarm clock make the future relatable to a modern audience.
That being said, the future depicted in STID didn't look at all like how I've ever pictured the 23rd century. It looked more like the mid- to late-21st century.
Some things stay the same, but most things change. I think The Motion Picture
had a more realistic portrayal of future Earth.