I just don't get this weird fascination with having to justify production boo-boos as if they were intentional, and then just as blithely dismiss others as "artistic decisions". Seriously, are we going to say the D has phaser emitters midway up the pylons because we saw beams emerge from there in ONE episode? And are we going to say that kilometers are 200,000 times smaller than in real life because Worf says a ship is 100,000km away, but when we see the exterior visual it's parked one shiplength away? How about in TWOK where the travel pod docks to the side of the hull where in TMP there was a cargo deck and now the heroes step into a torpedo deck, and later in the same film a torpedo deck is blown up when a phaser hits a door many decks above? Are impulse engines FTL because a few episodes screw up the time/distance? I could cite a zillion examples. They're MISTAKES. That's all. Just like when Law and Order misrepresents how a court works or a western has a guy fire 10 rounds from his six shooter: are we then to say there must be ten-shooter revolvers to justify it?