McAvoy wrote:So its ok to have the rest of the shop be shiny white but not ok to have engineering look remotely close to the rest of the interior?
Yes, I'm fine with that. The passenger areas on a cruise liner look nothing like the engine room, after all.
Perhaps but we are not talking about a cruise ship where exposed pipes, electrical wiring and systems, etc are covered up by pretty paneling. That is of course unless the Abramprise is actually a cruise ship with weapons.
While the ship could very well be a combo science vessel military ship like the original, the science vessel part can still have equipment exposed.
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