Originally Posted by Commodore
That still wouldn't preclude a little shout out to April, IMO. The only reason why I think it's remotely possible is because Orci is such a Trekkie and was cited as having read one of the books in which April appeared in--so a bone could be thrown in that direction. I could see April being mentioned briefly in passing by Pike in the movie if they want to give the Enterprise a bigger sense of history when Kirk takes over...
I'm just not sure how this could be done...like this maybe?
Starfleet Guy: "Well Capatin Pike, how long has the Enterprise been in service?
Pike: "Well about 12 years. I have commandered her for 9 years. Captain April for 3 years before he was promoted."
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