people care about what happens in star trek land. when star trek land gets destroyed or erased from existance, it sucks. the whole parallel timeline thing exists just because it's theoretically possible that in this instance, an alternate timeline was created instead of altering the existing one. we need that in order to be okay with it. and the fact that it's the official story is the only thing keeping the movie theater suicide numbers to a minimum.
None of the previous time travel events in star trek used a blackhole. if you assume that this is hard science and not just a bunch of guys writing a script then you must conclude that blackhole time travel is different to normal time travel.
blackholes have been shown to have a connection to time travel in DS9 where miles is flashing forward.
An alternate universe exists, yes. Technically thousands do.
I subscribe to the alternate universe where Sisko returns from the wormhole, travels through time and punches JJ Abrams in the face to prevent his movies from ever being created. That is the universe that is canon to me.
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The new films are not star trek anymore. There is no great moral behind it, its just popcorn-kino.
This argument never makes any sense. Does every single episode and film have to have some great morality to it? because i assure you they dont.
there is no 'star trek' that can be defined and quantified in one sentence. it is many things to many people.
many of the episodes were just action episodes where they had to deal with a problem with kirks fists. in XI there is the aspect of coming of age, turning your life around, friendship, love, loss, forgiveness even to nero at the end, who turns down kirks offer to save him. its not purely stuff blowing up for 2 hours.
so why if XI highlights one aspect of trek, does it make it less trek because it did not show the other issues quite as much? why does it make it less trek when other films and episodes have done the exact same?