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Old August 1 2013, 03:25 PM   #47
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Re: Was the Enterprise A actually the Yorktown?

C.E. Evans wrote: View Post
Actually, it was Roddenberry's attempt to explain why there was another Constitution-class ship conveniently there and ready to go for Kirk. Having it previously been the old Yorktown made sense for Roddenberry.
It may have made sense to Roddenberry; that doesn't mean it actually makes sense.

If the Yorktown at the beginning of ST4 had a full crew aboard, then it had to be a fully operational ship. The E-A at the beginning of ST5 quite obviously is not, even after what appears to be several weeks of work.

Kirk: "You told me you could make this ship operational in two weeks. I gave you three. What happened?

Then there's this:

Scott: "All I can say is they don't make them like they used to."

Doesn't sound like he's talking about a ship that's been around for a number of years here.
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