...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.
This is just a matter of replying to your saying you disagree with the idea that the new film is part of the Trek canon: Whatever we may think about how far apart from oldTrek nuTrek is from a story perspective, the fact remains that the new film is
a part of the Star Trek
canon. This is not a matter of opinion, it is a matter of fact. Paramount and CBS are the owners of Star Trek
, and the owners of a property determine what makes up its canon. Therefore, if CBS and Paramount say the new film is canon (which they do), then it is objectively canon.
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.