So...is it as ill fated as the Space Shuttle? Who knows.
Updated: you know what this needs? It needs the Lily Sloane character (Alfre Woodard from Startrek First Contact). It needs Lily in a Post-first contact era. She steals Cochrane's warp ship to explore and meet aliens and stumbles across an alien saucer vessel adrift in space. Salvaging her own vessel for warp core and naecells She becomes captain of a starship she re-names enterprise. She takes on a crew of aliens and they head out into deep space...taking the aliens home.