Re: Unidentified Spacecraft in Into Darkness
Or at least to "look cool"
And being as this isn't TNG, they're probably not going to explain it
I'm not sure they ever really
explained it onscreen. There was that imperative from Gene that they all had to have even numbers of nacelles.
Rimmer, on what period of history to live in-
“Well, It’d be the 19th century for me, one of Napoleon’s marshals.
The chance to march across Europe with the greatest general of all time and kill Belgians” - (White Hole).