You’ve seen Star Trek before, right?
I’m not disagreeing that it makes little sense by realistic standards, that was my whole point. Despite the air or realism this is still Star Trek, the only reason for the ‘realistic’ approach is that it fits with what people want from their TV shows. I talked about this after the very first episode, that palming this stuff off as realistic when there are shows out there like The Expanse means the usual Trek cracks show far more clearly and can be very annoying. If you accept that it’s the best attempt at realism the Trek world can make, then it’s much easier to be entertained, like the MCU. As realistic as they try to make it, it’s about as real as the comics in terms of science and repercussion. Doesn’t mean it still can’t be enjoyable.