Re: Imagine the TOS Starfleet
The JJ films have tended to reinforce the idea that there wasn't anything really special about the Enterprise...
I definitely missed this part in the Abramsverse films. The crew aren't as attached to the Enterprise yet, but the ship is only a year old.
Plus, she was called the newest flagship at the beginning of the first film. I'd call that special.
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