Re: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS 5-page preview
Kirk's line in the comic about getting the new Enterprise can still work, if the refit was extensive enough. Decker claimed the Enterprise to be new in TMP, so why not here?
Decker's actual line was "this is an almost entirely new Enterprise." He was being metaphorical, not literal.
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