Deck 1 - Bridge wrote:
Harve Bennett wanted to do this and that's why GR leaked the destruction of the Big E in TSFS. GR's perception was that HB was coming into Star Trek and whittling away at the core elements of what GR had previously created, he'd do this by transplanting the crew onto the Excelsior.
As much as I love the Enterprise
(I have one on my beside table), they should've moved the crew onto the Excelsior
Funny that it ended up being Rick Berman that ended up doing exactly what Roddenberry feared Bennett would do by blowing up the Enterprise
and replacing it with a warship then killing off two of Trek's most iconic characters (Kirk, Data).