C.E. Evans wrote:
For me, it was a surprise because I remember in discussions at various cons after Star Trek III that Kirk and the gang were going to get the Excelsior.
Right! I remember that now.
Yeah, that was a popular theory among my immediate circle of Trekkie friends and associates.
I remember seeing Leonard Nimoy at a convention a few months before the movie came out. I'm pretty sure he didn't mention a new Enterprise
at all . . . although he did tease the pon faar scene just a bit.