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Old February 23 2012, 12:34 AM   #16
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Re: Alternate Timelines

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
T'Girl wrote: View Post
the Enterprise was built when she originally was, in the form we saw her in TOS, but ...

She was destroyed somehow early in her existence
In the original outline, this would literally have happened: the ship destroyed in the opening scenes was not the Kelvin, but the TOS Enterprise, with Robert April in command. However, the writers were strictly forbidden from destroying the Enterprise (even if they were going to replace it with a newer one), and Paramount ordered it changed to the Kelvin and Captain Robau.

I hadn't heard that. I would have liked that. George Kirk serving with Captain April on the Enterprise--would have tied in nicely with one of my favorite Trek novels: Diane Carey's "Final Frontier."
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