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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23
08-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Originally Posted by Commander_Knuhteb
As a general rule, shouldn't all of the enterprises featured in the t.v. series receive tier 5 refit versions? I don't see the logic in having an excelsior refit but not having a Connie refit or not having an NX-01 refit.
The reason that there is an Excelsior refit is likely due to the fact that we have seen Excelsior-class ships all the way up to the 'modern' times in the Star Trek universe. Excelsior-class ships were seen fighting in the Dominion War, these were likely not the same ships as the original USS Excelsior, and obviously more advanced than the 1701-B.

I don't recall seeing any Constitution-class starships still in service during the time of TNG or fighting in the Dominion War. Obviously, the Excelsior-class is a proven design that Starfleet has chosen to keep in service.

NX-class for obvious reasons, although I did enjoy the grappler.