What’s that? “There’s no engine wash?” Well, why would there be? There’s no need to accelerate, as they’re practically at their destination. Drawing the engine burning like that would be bad science! If anything, they should be turned around, burning retrograde in order to slow their approach.

But if I did that, then the picture would have the ship spun around the wrong way from the fleet. “Why is the Fool’s Errand flying away from the Daedalus service fleet?” That would be bad art! I’d have to set aside somewhere to explain to the audience why I’ve got our intrepid crew’s butt pointed in “front” of them.

Faced with the dilemma of either sucking at science or sucking at art, I chose to suck a little at both. And neither. Look, it’s complicated, just enjoy your dumb joke about space people, okay?