This is where I personally would have probably gone out of my way to make sure it clearly was NOT the Ent-A. Just fanboyism at play. Or just not put it in there period.
I can just picture the apoplexy of the TOS based reaction that that was how the TNG makers decided to end the life of the ship...................as Borg canon fodder.
Bad idea all round, since there were other Connie's on the go.
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'The sky's the limit.....' Jean-Luc Picard, 'All Good Things'
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