That would never happen in a Star Trek movie, would it.
It's worth pointing out that Kirk gets that drink while in 1987 and further he makes an odd grimmace at it after drinking it.
Also: On the Admiral Archer and his dog thing.
There's no way it was *the* Archer and Porthos we know from Enterprise.
This movie takes place nearly 100 years after the events of "Enterprise." On the very edge of human-life, and that's being generous even given the expanded life expectancies in the 23c, and well beyond the edge of beagle life.
Here's a thought.
Maybe Porthos was stuffed and put in a museum and that's
the "prize winning beagle" Scotty beamed into nothingness.
He never said that the dog was alive. I WIN AGAIN! I HAVE RESTORED ORDER TO CHAOS!
Return to your petty bickering.
Well, the original text written for "In A Mirror, Darkly" on ENT had on Archer's record that he died the day after the NCC-1701 launched (which he attended).
He could have been a Beagle breeder, and had several purebred prize-winners.