So why do we have a Spock data recorder with Spock talking after Romulus was destroyed?
Because Nimoy's the most recognizable figure in Star Trek, giving the game a sense of authenticity. He technically is still in the Abramsverse.
Originally Posted by gong1fu1panda
Right...it was "a" star that went nova. But in star trek going back to the past and altering something would usually still have a direct impact on the future. So imo Vulcan in sto should not exist.
Time travel's never really been consistent in Star Trek. For example, there are supposedly "Temporal Agents" from the 29th and 31st centuries who try to ensure the integrity of the timeline, yet whenever history get changed those guys never show up.