Robert Comsol wrote:
It never ceases to amaze me, how the fanbase leaves no stone unturned to find ways to erase a canonical fact in favor of a myth (just because Scotty read a technical journal illustrating the primary phaser of a starship of a "Constitution Class").
Does it really matter? People have been puzzling together Trek contradictions since the mid-70's, at least.
It's not like this is life or death, it's entertainment. If someone likes to refer to the TOS ship as a Constitution-class, why do you care? Honestly, I can go either way and someone calling it one or the other doesn't impact my enjoyment of the series one little bit.
As far as the dedication plaque goes, I take it with a grain of salt. I don't believe the Enterprise
was built in San Francisco, California either.