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I've heard its indeed a series regular, but I forgot who. (The semblance to Gina Torres is mentioned often.)I am guessing not, though I cannot be sure, of course.
It sounds a whole lot like the actress Gin Torres (Zoe, from Firefly). But it perhaps more likely someone who is a series regular.
That does seem likely, especially given the echoed "but then, the unthinkable happened" line.The narrator seems to be part of the group that Picard lead out of Darkness with the greatest rescue armada in history.
It seems that this is referring to the Hobus Supernova referenced in the first J.J.Abrams Star Trek movie. For people that forgot, most of the movie takes place in an alternate timeline, basically a the point where the USS Kelvin encounters the Narada under Nero. However, the Narada and Nero come presumably from the "Prime" Timeline (where all the other Star Trek series played in).
Hm...That does seem likely, especially given the echoed "but then, the unthinkable happened" line.
Perhaps. Some possibilities...The tricky part there is that Star Trek's portrayal of altered timelines has always been that it doesn't create multiple parallel universes ...
The tricky part with the Kelvin timeline was always that the inciting incident began in the future, in a timeline that no longer exists, and when Nero's ship went back in time, its impact on the timeline was massive and almost instant. Even if you wanted to restore the old timeline, how do you intervene in those events in time to prevent the USS Kelvin from interacting with the Narada?
While that certainly hasn't stopped them from making series set in the original timeline, it is, at least, a sufficiently tricky issue that it would deserve some exploration in any series which is set in the original timeline but still features the events that kickstarted the Kelvin timeline.
I like that one. It is, as you say, the simplest and neatest solution.Perhaps. Some possibilities...
1) Note that the time travel in this case is accomplished through means different from every other time travel seen in the Trek Universe. It actually hints at some things in real science, in that for some kinds of black hole, the math suggests that you can go in, and get out of the black hole into another universe. This may be what happens in the Kelvin timeline, making it all simple. From the point of view of the prime timeline, The Jellyfish and the Narada fall into a black hole, never to be seen again.
That one doesn't really work. The Spock and Nero in this universe are orphans from the other timeline. Nothing their versions in this timeline do will affect how things played out in the original timeline.2) The changes that Nero and Spock make to the timeline are self-limiting, or Prime-Spock arranges for them to be looped. For example, Prime-Spock tells Kelvin-Spock to never touch red matter. No black hole is created for Spock and Nero to fall into. The time-travel never happens, so the Kelvin timeline never happens. Or, alternatively, knowing the impact of the supernova, and when it will be, the Kelvin Timeline avoids the death of Nero's family, and he never chases Spock down.
Eurgh, the whole "self-correcting history" trope is one I've never been keen on - and there's no indication of that happening in the subsequent movies. Khan got woken up early and drafted into Section 31, Kirk wound up dying in the reactor instead of Spock, the Enterprise NCC-1701 was destroyed decades early and was replaced with a more advanced model.3) Guess, what? Kirk, Spock, and the planet Vulcan are great and all... but the timeline manages, regardless. The events of Next Gen happen, just with fewer Vulcans. There's a rescue armada to help the Romulans faced with a supernova, and shortly thereafter, something goes horribly awry and Admiral Picard leaves Starfleet...
The events of ST: Into Darkness contain some evidence that this is, in fact, the case - Khan has access to technology that does not work in the prime timeline, even in the Voyager era - transporter action across interstellar distances. Khan couldn't produce that in the Prime timeline, nor could the Klingons. Nero, who is from the Prime timeline, didn't have that tech. So, where did this come from?I like that one. It is, as you say, the simplest and neatest solution.
No, you misunderstand - as you yourself noted - in typical Trek time travel, the prime timeline now *no longer exists*. How things played out in the original timeline is irrelevant. We are not considering how things play out in the Kelvine timeline. In the Kelvin timeline, Nero travels back in time.That one doesn't really work. The Spock and Nero in this universe are orphans from the other timeline. Nothing their versions in this timeline do will affect how things played out in the original timeline.
This isn't "self-correcting" so much as noting that, for purposes of what makes Picard's show happen... the changes may not matter.Eurgh, the whole "self-correcting history" trope is one I've never been keen on - and there's no indication of that happening in the subsequent movies. Khan got woken up early and drafted into Section 31, Kirk wound up dying in the reactor instead of Spock, the Enterprise NCC-1701 was destroyed decades early and was replaced with a more advanced model.