In Star Trek Beyond, Captain Kirk orders the crew to abandon ship. I assume they do so in normal ole escape pods. But, then, Kirk instructs Sulu to get into his Kelvin pod. Since he called it by name, I have to assume it is special.
I found on Memory Alpha:
The Kelvin pod was a type of escape pod that were attached to the USS Enterprise in 2263. Kelvin pods were stowed beneath the bridge of the Constitution-class ship, allowing quick egress for the command crew in the event of a catastrophic event.
My question is, how are they different and where in the movie (or externally) is this confirmed.