137th Gebirg wrote:
^^^ Since we won't ever see what happened after Sato took over the MU, I chalk that up to her being lost with all hands following a military coup and all of Imperial Starfleet's vessels swarming Defiant all at once. Yes, she may be more powerful than each individual ship, but likely couldn't withstand an alpha strike from a large portion of a highly weaponized and armored fleet. The Imperial scientists wouldn't have had time to study its technology before getting destroyed. The only thing they would have had is a general layout, most likely, and 6-view orthos from sensor scans. Hence, the inspiration for the Imperial Constitution design in the 23rd Century, which they might never have had if the Defiant hadn't been there! Fits perfectly...
I've read that they planned to do more MU episodes had Enterprise had a fifth season, and I can imagine something like that happening.