We'll have to agree to disagree. In an interview, even J.J. Abrams admitted that the lens flares are overdone: http://io9.com/5230278/jj-abrams-admits-star-trek-lens-flares-are-ridiculous Yes. Are neologisms illegal? If I'm unreasonable for expecting the filmmakers of a $150 million Star Trek movie to not squander enough of their budget to make the building of an important set impractical or impossible, them I'm the most unreasonable mutha in the Alpha Quadrant. The budgets of six recent high-profile, high-budget Sci Fi/Fantasy films are plenty relevant. Those films are very lavish, and they were brought in for less money a piece than STXI, with not a beer brewery in sight. I thought you'd say that. After the Bridge and the Transporter Room, the engineering section is a critical location/set of locations dating back to TOS. Yes, it wasn't the most elaborate or ornate place ever, but it was still a pretty important and well-integrated location, and was greatly expanded on (looks-wise) in the feature films and television series. The LOTR films were shot roughly back-to-back (with separate pick-up work for each picture), but the SW features were not. Each SW feature has been shot independently of the others. For the prequels: TPM was shot 1997-1998, AOTC was shot 2000-2001 and ROTS 2003-2004. Except for a single shot of Obi-Wan dropping Luke off on Tatooine (filmed in Tunisia during the AOTC shoot) at the close of ROTS, not a single frame of footage was carried over from one film's production to the next, either. Number6, you say this like it's a good defence, but it strikes me as part of the problem. Visual effects are meant to come after sets, not before. And engineering is neither a scabby little pub down the road nor a jungle of concrete, metal, liquid water, stream and dials -- it's the heart of the Enterprise's power and the epitomy of rationalism fused with imagination. From TMP on (and "backwards", through to ENT), engineering has embodied, and been defined by, compactness, minimalism, clean energy and sleek, refined, ergonomic awesomeness (in fact, I think you can include TOS in this, too). It is almost a place of zen beauty, actually, from the gentle hum of the power systems (serving as the ship's heartbeat) to the controlled, almost detached, simple (yet elegant) and strangely calming interior. It is almost unconscionable to depict it in anything but these terms. I didn't know it was filmed in an actual brewery before I saw the picture. I disliked it from the get-go and researched it later. I won't deny for an instant that my disdain is amplified by knowing this fact, just like my love and admiration for other things in life is amplified by knowing more than the surface. That's what life is about -- you lean more to know more to learn more to... Most big budget film productions are down to the wire, so this isn't news. What separates greatness from the rest is as the difference between a good cook and a bad one.