Re: Kirk's status, new timeline- Really so far off? (Contains spoilers
^ I do remember an early spoiler that we would actually see both timelines during the film - and cut back and forth between them. For whatever the hell *that's* worth.
I remember something being said about the story-telling being non-linear, in that they'd be jumping back and forth in time, but I'm not sure I remember what you mention.
Also: did you notice that it's clearly Urban's profile seen in the picture and not that of Quinto?
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