What a cop out. So they can do whatever they want and hide behind this farse that it's simply an alternate universe? There are a lot of Trek fans that hate the alternate universe concept..throw that in to explain doings via time travel, and it's going to shut people out.
So with this explaination that opens the doors for anything to happen, they're still saying they can't find a way to have Shatner's Kirk in this movie? By their own self-explained scapegoat, Kirk IS alive in many universes and timelines. Why not make this one of them.
Ridiculous. I thought these guys were really working hard to walk the thin line to make this work, and now they're hiding behind this load of crap?
So are all these universes and timelines canon?