So, it appears that we MIGHT see the demise of the Big E in Star Trek Beyond, according to the previews. Spoiler [Images converted to links. - M'] [images re-hosted as requested -TSC] While that is not certain, based on the preview, things don't looks good for Enterprise. Assuming Enterprise is damaged BEYOND repair (pun intended :P), what are your thoughts on what the inevitable NEXT Enterprise-A (we'll call it that tentatively, at least)? Here are mine: In the Countdown comics, Robert April's Enterprise was depicted. Which looked an awful lot like a cross between the original TOS Connie, and the current alternate Enterprise. [Images converted to links. - M'] [images re-hosted as requested -TSC] While not exactly canon, it is pretty close to being canon. So, is it is a reasonable assumption that if there is an Enterprise-A, it will be a new design but resemble the 2009 Alternate version, with a few mods here or there? I can't imagine it deviating too far from the classic Jefferies design and silhouette. After all, the 2009 version didn't. Maybe it will be a design that is new, possibly one that incorporates some feedback about fan complaints? What if it it resembles Gabriel Koerner's rendition? Or, what if they go the alternate constitution-refit route [Images converted to links. Pics posted as embedded images should be hosted on web space or image-hosting account registered to you. - M'] [images re-hosted as requested -TSC] Or they could pull a TVH, and keep it the same and just paint an A on it. Although that would be self-defeating. So what are your thoughts?