I just call them time loops, happened in STNG all the time.
I was also keeping the azura around for Orion kills. Spent 600K on two new security officers, tricked them out for ground combat, added a sci and eng, all built for ground. Gave everyone Bat'leths and cranked it up to elite. Fun times.
Also BOF damage type counts towards your accolades, vary their weapons and soon you have all the "Deal X type of damage with your captain" also.