Re: Probert's REAL N.C.C.-1701-C LOL. What's funny about that is that I'd thought of an alternate opening to Generations, where instead of seeing the maiden launch of the Enterprise-B, we'd instead see the decommissioning ceremony for the Enterprise-A, and have it take place anywhere that isn't Earth...say, Rigel VII. That way: 1. They wouldn't have needed to add extensions to the Excelsior model that later turned out to be permanently stuck to it. 2. They could have reused the section of the Enterprise specifically built for battle damage in TWOK instead of building a damaged partial model of the Ent-B deflector deck. 3. The fact that the Enterprise is the only ship in range would make more sense if the ship was nowhere near Earth. (Really? The heart of the Federation, and no other ships are in range?) 4. There'd be no Harriman to look like a complete moron. 5. The fact that the ship would have minimal crew and systems would make more sense than the "won't be here until Tuesday" schlock. 6. We'd see the awesome Constitution class Enterprise one more time. 7. Have the ship go out in a blaze of glory. Have Kirk separate the saucer section and fly it right into the Nexus to save the rest of the ship. Wouldn't that be great foreshadowing for what happens to the Enterprise-D? Of course we wouldn't have gotten that cool opening credits shot of the Dom Perignon bottle, but hey, I'd be fine with that.