By developing a cursory understanding of modern physics, we will claim that we can do whatever we want with the lineage of a 40-year franchise and chalk up any and all discrepancies to our being in an 'alternate but non-exclusive timeline!' Yes! It gets better by the day!
Yup, it's perfect.
Than CAN do whatever they want, and HAVE, and it looks awesome.
There is no tight rope. They said all along they weren't violating canon.
And so they found a perfectly viable in-universe way to do what needed
to be done with the franchise and not have a bunch of dribbling nerds
all over them for raping their childhoods.