Therin of Andor wrote:
While there are many possible explanations, the simplest one is that they're using Where No Man... as a template for the new film.
In which case Orci would not have given IDW Comics a green light to remake "Where No Man..." in its very first two issues
of "ST Ongoing."
Unless that's precisely what we're supposed to think!
A death that seemed a little more open ended to me. His body left a whole lot easier to retrieve.
So maybe a double bluff? That version of WNMHGB could be recapped as Bond movie style pre-title sequence, which feeds into the TOS remake expectation... before going off on some alternate universe tangent.