Measure of a ManEdit
Is there any reason why the USS Excalibur NCC-21534, active in 2365 (Measure of a Man), is automatically assumed to be the same as the Ambassador-class USS Excalibur NCC-26517 (Redemption Pt.II), undergoing repairs in 2368? Why not have them as two ships, as their registries indicate? Catiline63 (talk) 22:05, January 5, 2013 (UTC)
As the Excalibur mentioned in "Survival Instinct" had to be in service prior to 2368 and Riker's ship from "Redemption II" probably wasn't a new ship, it can be surmised that they were both the same vessel and the Excalibur somehow escaped the Borg without being destroyed. It was not made clear whether or not the Excalibur's encounter took place during the 2366-67 invasion, but it could explain why the starship would need a refit long enough to warrant reassigning its crew.