Love the work as always. That seperated deflector section always seemed really silly to me, though; Can't go through the pylons and naecelles, you'll get fried. If there's a transporter or umbilical system for it, what if they're damaged in combat or some other crisis?
Huh. I mean, I like Lower Decks--it's easily my favorite of the new Treks shows currently--but even I have to say that's a heck of an episode to hit that landmark on.
Of course, I'm sure it was all just a happy accident that it lined up like that, and that absolutely no one on staff had actually planned it that way. But still...
I read so much commentary and see many uploaded videos why current fans despise current Star Trek. Even if they don't like the new movies and series, Gene created a multiverse fans care about. I have a number of collectibles from franchises that created not a Big Bang, but a shrug garnering a brief reference on IMDB, or else no one would recall it was even filmed.
As a 59 year old fan of the TOS, I believe I have valid reasons for not liking the current crop of weeds Paramount is calling "Star Trek"- from designs to concepts. I could list them, but that would make this reply way too long.
There's an involved history here. Starting out in the 60s, it was Desilu, then Paramount. Then came Viacom. They split the property between TV and movies, giving the TV rights to CBS, while keeping the movie rights under the Paramount brand.
I have some of the early novels. When the publisher started crossing them over like comics, I stopped buying them. I have original versions of the TOS episodes- recorded them off Scy-fy channel; way-back- when and I also have the remastered set. I also have the special Tribble episode DS9 did. It's in the TOS remastered set .
TV-wise, I have samples of the rest of the Original shows- some I recorded, some I bought. I have nothing after Enterprise . Movie-wise, Made the mistake of buying the 2009 reboot- wish I hadn't.