Re: The operational status of NCC 1701-A...?
Does anyone know what the established timeline is supposed to be from Kirk stepping down from his captaincy at the end of his 5 year tour to when the NCC-1701A refit was done? Was it directly after, or was there an interim captain prior to Decker?
Decker tells Kirk that he hasn't logged a star hour in two and a half years and Scotty said the refit took eighteen months. So there's about a year gap there where someone else could've been in command.
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