The Enterprise you see in Star Trek XI was an early Refit design for the Prime Universe, but it was rejected for the design seen in The Motion Picture? This thought just occurred to me. We dont honestly know HOW they decided to refit the ship when they were thinking of MAJOR overhauls, so this might of been an early design when the Constitution class was no more than 10 years old.
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