Re: TNG era episodes into movie transitions idea..
Don't know if it's true or not but I remember reading that at one stage, the plan was to actually have the Defiant destroyed in FC. Ron Moore was supposedly so annoyed that he said that he was just going to completely ignore it.
God, how that would have messed with our little continuity-loving heads!
We'd probably get some stupid technobabble filled explanation about how when the Borg Queen was killed the timeline reset itself and the Borg attack never happened.
"I was never a Star Trek fan." J.J. Abrams