Re: Starship Size Argument™ thread
I think the "panel-free" ideal of Gene Roddenberry looks antiquated in this era. There's got to be a strong functionality in design ethos now. I never would have thought it was a brewery until people started whinging about it online. I think it fits just fine in a massive ship that is going to need maintenance. Plus--even though it's a fanon explanation--I think it fits with the idea that Starfleet was jolted by the attacks on the Kelvin and Vulcan into investing in different technological developments than they had in the original series.
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