(I mean, Amethysts are literally what the Jem'Hadar are meant to be.)
Roddenberry himself took the stance that Trek-as-filmed is only an interpretation "based on actual events" produced after-the-fact in-universe, so some re-interpretation/re-casting is fine.
That said, the thing for me is that TNG, DS9, Voyager, and even Enterprise all went to great lengths to keep their inter-series crossovers visually consistent. Discovery is the only one
to completely throw out previously-established visual language, and often in ways that make absolutely no sense in-universe, and clearly exist just
to streamline filming (the Transformer-tech spacesuits and heavy equipment, the huge empty spaces inside the bulkheads for the turbolifts, the cargo-pods mindlessly buzzing around the shuttlebay in the midst of an incongruous Star-Wars-style space battle, the hugging astromech droids
If I was an alien being told these were dramatic re-enactments, I'd have to assume TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT were meant to be historically-accurate while DSC was the Taron Egerton Robin Hood
Edited by Cybersnark, 22 November 2019 - 10:34 AM.