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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 13
10-29-2010, 09:04 AM
Originally Posted by Drakkos
Actually, the first appearance was in TNG's finale "All Good Things", Gal-X Enterprise comes up from beneath the Klingon Ship while using the phaser lance. The reason we never saw any fancier flying on a regular basis was due to budget constraints and the way the shots of the ships were done. Canon is all well and good as a general guideline, but we shouldn't chain ourselves to it.
It doesn't matter if it's budget constraints or not. For example, the reason the shows use humanoids over exotic aliens was budget constraints but it eventually got written into canon that the reason most species were humanoid was do to seeding from the old ones. Certain things create a certain style; especially after 726 episodes and 10 movies.

Canon just can't be you saying: "I don't like this so it's no longer canon." Canon's not about the individual's wants. It's about what's been represented to us for 5 decades.