View Single Post
Old July 26 2013, 07:00 PM   #41
Vice Admiral
Praetor's Avatar
Location: The fine line between continuity and fanwank.
Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

We should remember that the Yorktown suggestion was based primarily on the fact that the original name of the Enterprise in concept treatises was Yorktown (back when Kirk, er, Pike, was called Winter.) It's an in-joke. And yes, there's no "right" answer unless a canon production intends to address it.

My personal take is that the E-A was built from leftover parts from the Constitution refit cycle, similar to how the Space Shuttle Endeavour was built. This would explain why a new ship of an older design would be built while its successor was undergoing trials. I also subscribe to the notion that a new Enterprise was intended to be built as an Excelsior-class ship, but problems with the transwarp drive and Kirk's heroics foiled this plan.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross; but it's not for the timid." - Q
Praetor is offline   Reply With Quote