Originally Posted by NCC-73515
There was another mistake in DS9's tribble episode... the guys from temporal investigations immediately knew it was Kirk's time. Yet April and Pike have commanded the Enterprise for 15 years before Kirk.
No... not a mistake at all. The Enterprise NCC-1701
will ALWAYS be known as Kirk's ship. Just as HMS Victory
will always be Horatio Nelson's Victory,
even though there were other men who commanded her. If they had arrived in Pike's time, in their minds it still would have been Kirk's ship.