Another SE style thing would be the ship combat scenes. The ST uses no practical scale ship models. (That I’m aware of.)
That’s just the forward march of special effects technology. Heck, the SE’s and bits of TPM used scale models for some material (e.g., the sandcrawler, several TPM ships, etc.).
Yep, exactly. I don’t see how using more contemporary filmmaking techniques means the SE is any more canon than the OOT.