Re: Where'd This Phase II Cutaway Come From...?
But you don't need to consider the novelization at all; it's enough to look at the Encyclopedia, which appears to be mandatory reading for every licensed publication these days. It's not safe to disregard such works, since Mike Okuda still has direct influence over the canon. A theory must be developed on solid ground if it is to become more than fan-fiction.
Shane Johnson's old Mr. Scott's Guide to the Enterprise
was referenced in the last movie (the Enterprise's shield technology seen in display graphics). Okuda's books weren't.
Star Trek Imponderables
, fun mashups of Trek's biggest continuity errors! Ep1