Fans finally found out what happened to the USS Enterprise-E during Star Trek: Picard’s “Vox”
The ninth episode of Star Trek: Picard, “Vox”, really set things up for a heck of a finale. The Borg are back, Jack Crusher has been assimilated, the Enterprise-D is back, and, wait, what? The Enterprise-D is back? The one that got destroyed during Star Trek Generations?
Yup, the very same. Apparently, Starfleet didn’t just destroy it so no one could access its technology, instead, it was salvaged and Geordi La Forge has spent nearly 30 years working on the ship in secret, and presumably by himself. All so he could renovate it as a sort of salute to his and his friend’s time on the ship.
A sweet, if not impractical gesture. But why go to all the trouble to renovate the Enterprise-D when you have the Enterprise-E? Well, maybe Worf knows.
Worf may have destroyed the Enterprise-E before Star Trek: Picard took place
Sometime between Star Trek: Nemesis, and Star Trek: Picard, it was revealed that Worf may have something to do with the ship’s current state, be it severely damaged or completely destroyed. When Geordi La Forge was showing off the Enterprise-D, he remarked that they couldn’t use the Enterprise-E anymore, for obvious reasons, to which Worf remarked “It wasn’t my fault”.
And it may not have been. While it was a tongue and cheek choke, the fact is the Enterprise-E was among the ships that the U.S.S. Protostar infected during the finale of Star Trek: Prodigy. The ship was left badly damaged after every Starfleet ship started attacking one another due to a computer virus that the Protostar was carrying.
Worf may have been the captain of the ship, and as the ship also attacked itself at times, may have suffered the most damage from the Enterprise-E’s own weapons. Hence Worf saying it wasn’t his fault.
Now, we know that in Picard the ship is damaged or destroyed, and we know that in Prodigy the ship was present during the Protostars’ computers infected other ships, leading them to attack one another.
What we don’t know is if Worf was the captain of the ship at the time, or whether or not there was a separate event entirely.