Re: Coming July 2013: STAR TREK ENTERPRISE — RISE OF THE FEDERATION
My personal hope would be to see the NX-01 pulled out of mothballs and refit in the Drexler style.
Unfortunately, canon makes it pretty clear that NCC-1701 was the first Federation starship named Enterprise
. I tried to think of a way NX-01 could still be in service as a non-commissioned ship or Earth ship, but if it were spaceworthy for those purposes, why not commission it as a Federation ship? And I'm tired of secret missions unrecorded by history.
As for the Drexler refit, it occurs to me that, despite what the cover art shows, it's never specifically stated in the Romulan War
books that NX-01 wasn't
refitted that way.
And there are always other ships...
I can't recall how many of the original NX's survived. I know 01 and 02 are accounted for and two or three of the others were destroyed.
How many were built during the war, and did production continue in peacetime ? There must be a few left to refit...
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...