Re: Was the reveal of the Enterprise-A a big surprise?
For me, at 15, the Enterprise in the first three movies was Star Trek. It needed to be the same class ship or very similar to work for me. The Excelsior didn't have the grace that the other did. Renaming it wouldn't have helped. With that being said the "D" was even worse.
What did you think when you saw the Enterprise-B
By that point the Star Trek that I really enjoyed was over. This was a new Star Trek, an expansion. I didn't have as much emotionally invested in it like I did the other. So it was just a meh for me.
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