Forgive me for resurrecting this old (and interesting) thread, but there's one more problem that no one has mentioned regarding the registry of the Intrepid
and what is and isn't canon...
Jein said that the registry of the Intrepid
was NCC-1631. This has become (arguably) canon because this registry was used in Star Trek: Remastered
But what we've all forgotten is that Franz Joseph's registry of the Intrepid
as NCC-1707 was (arguably) established as canon by a deleted scene and artwork from Star Trek IV
The question, as has been debated in this thread, is whether dialogue from deleted scenes "count" as canonical in a meaningful way.
And what's really
interesting about these registries of the Intrepid
is that we have two dueling numbers from canonically suspect sources: one from a movie's deleted scene/artwork and one from a CGI special effect used in a remastered episode of the original series. And neither number is on the Starbase 11 chart in the original series.
Fans of Greg Jein's registries line up on the left, please. Fans of Franz Joseph's registries line up on the right, please. Face each other. Ready, set, go....
There needn't be any conflict there, since the ship shown in TVH is a refit-class. Just because the refit Enterprise
had the same registry number as the Constitution
-class original, it doesn't mean that each refit-class ship had the same registry number as the Connie with the same name.
Besides, the original Intrepid
was destroyed in "The Immunity Syndrome", so the Intrepid
shown in TVH (assuming it was the Intrepid
) was probably an entirely new ship with its own keel and everything.