Re: new canon vs novelverse: worst case scenario
Not necessarily; we actually know very little of the TOS-era Gorn in the Prime timeline, who knows
what might be going on in the Abramsverse?
Plus, a lot can change between Kirk's era and the 2380s (note the Klingon on the bridge).
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