So you're implying that the ship we saw in the pilot and the ship we saw in "TCM" were two different ships, just to justify Morrow's retarded remark? Interesting theory, but I agree that it was just a stupid thing to say when other reasons for the decommission were prevalent (the damage, the fact that the Excelsior type was the new thing, etc.) That would actually make a lot of sense, seeing as how other ships like the Hood, Intrepid, Lexington and Potemkin (probably contemporaries to the Ent-B) were still active by TNG. Going along with C.E. Evans's idea, that would give a "Babylon 4" vibe to the situation; that is, that the Ent-C was a brand-new ship that mysteriously disappeared. Unfortunately the episode never really gave that impression. See, I don't quite buy the rumor that the ship wasn't good enough for filming. What did the Enterprise-E model do in FC that the Ent-D couldn't have done? And by INS and Nemesis, the physical model had been replaced with CGI, so that became a non-issue. No, I think they just wanted a new ship for the sake of having a new ship. Which I suppose was a given after GEN, but then it kinda became silly that the entire bridge crew was still serving on the same ship for the next three movies. Sorry, have to disagree with you there. The NX-01 is hands-down the worst Enterprise.