For a casual Star Trek viewer, the fact that the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 looks so radically different in Star Trek: Discovery (and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the Star Trek: Picard premiere) than it does in the original series (and the animated series and its limited TNG/DS9/ENT appearances) is no big thing. To a Trek Tech aficionado, it can be a head-scratcher at best. Assuming we can't just ignore these discrepancies, and we take the visuals as literally as can be done with TV shows and movies... how do we rationalize the discrepancies? Until the Short Treks "Q&A" came along, we might assume that -- somehow -- Starfleet saw some logic in refitting the Enterprise from its TOS "The Cage" configuration to the very different DIS/SNW/PIC configuration... and then to the TOS "Where No Man Has Gone Before" configuration, which is very similar to its TOS "The Cage" configuration. Since Short Treks "Q&A", in which Spock and Number One meet for the first time, it now seems that -- somehow -- Starfleet saw some logic in refitting the Enterprise from its DIS/SNW/PIC configuration to the very different TOS "The Cage" configuration, then back to its DIS/SNW/PIC configuration, then to its TOS "Where No Man Has Gone Before" configuration. Yes, I should probably go with MST3K's "Repeat to yourself, 'It's just a show. I should really just relax,'" but this the Enterprise -- the same starship that we have spent decades looking over in excruciating detail. What are your thoughts?