Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?
According to Gene Roddenberry
, the NCC-1701-A was not a newly-constructed ship, but instead was the renamed USS Yorktown
, a nod to the name of the starship in his original pitch for Star Trek
Which means absolutely nothing. Roddenberry was paid a consultants fee for each film after the first and got to scribble notes on each films screenplay which were roundly ignored by Bennett and company.
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