Originally Posted by Commodore
Yeah, something like that but perhaps even simpler.
PIKE (to Kirk): I remember how I felt when I took over the Enterprise from Captain April...
PIKE (to Kirk): Admiral April wished he could be here to send you his regards...
And that would be it, absolutely nothing more. Keep it simple. Just a casual bit of name dropping with no need to explain anything further or include dates or whatever. Trek fans who know about April would "get it" and those who don't would consider it just a brief hint of a backstory...
I could easily live with that, good thinking Commodore!
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