Re: Romulus in Prime timeline [spoilers]
I am well aware of the definition of 'canon' and apologise for any confusion in my loose usage.
...Star Trek has a canon, and this new film is part of that canon.
This is where we differ. I see ST0 as apart from
the old Trek. This is the only way to truly be free to tell your stories. We take what has come before as pop culture reference and move on from there in any direction we like.
Don't misunderstand me either. I love the old Trek. I would say that it's fair to venture that few on this board have been watching and loving Star Trek in its various incarnations for as long as I have been. I am insistent that this new universe is indeed completely different because it needs to be to move forward. Canon nerds can scream and rave all they want about everything still being the same, but it isn't and it will never be again. I embrace this fully and am ready for the adventures we will now encounter regardless of how it works out or doesn't with the old universe.
He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot. ~ Douglas Adams