15 Blunders That Ruined J.J Abrams' Star Trek And Destroyed The Franchise
13. Fancy a Beer...In Space?
This one has been said a few times so I'll try and not go over too much ground that has already been covered but it is a major blunder and has to be pointed out. Having rewatched the film only yesterday, I still can't understand the decision to make the Engine Room look like a steamship boiler room. The Engine Room on a starship may have ''engine'' in the name but it's not an ''engine'' like we have today. It is the room where the warp core is kept and looked after. The warp core is a a sleek, self contained piece of technology that is controlled by various computer terminals, in the same way everything on the Bridge is. Therefore, god knows what all the valves, silos and water filtration systems were for? Not only did it fail to give the ship a key space that has been part of every Star Trek incarnation since the Original Series, it also was another distraction that made no logical sense. I understand that when it came to brainstorming ideas for the Engine Room, some bright spark must have said ''steamships in space'' and away they went, but what is the point of making the Bridge look like a Steve Jobs wet dream and then juxtapose that with an Engine Room that belongs on the Titanic? Fingers crossed they fix this!