Re: In-Universe Explanation for TOS Retro Tech
I also wonder how NuTrek would address this if they felt the need. Is the design of JJ Trek supposed to represent what TOS would have (or should have) looked like? Or did something take place resultant from the creation of the new timeline that propelled tech design from a 1960's focus to a late 2000's focus?
I think the Kelvin
of 2233 that we see on screen answers this question. From the Abramsverse perspective, TOS always looked the way we see it in the films.
"If we're going to be damned, let's be damned for what we really are." - Jean-Luc Picard, "Encounter at Farpoint"