What about the USS Kelvin? It should be part of both histories and I'm really curious if/how they reconciled the enourmous ships of the last movie with the far more modest ones of The Original Series. Or does the book avoid any of the 2009 movie's pre-incursion concepts?
What's there to reconcile? Some older ships were just biggest than the Constitution
class, that's all. Those old Vulcan D'Kyr
-class ships were damn near as big as Constitutions
already in the 2150s.
For what it's worth, I tend to just assume that the Kelvin
was designed to start and support Federation colonization efforts -- hence the need for a larger size.
Therin of Andor wrote:
The reference seems to align with the novels' assumption that George Kirk Sr was off the scene by his son's Academy days, but that Winona was still alive.
But Spock Prime said in the movie that George Prime lived to see his son become captain of the Enterprise
As soon as I saw that scene in ST09, I thought to myself that we could reconcile that scene with the novels' common assumption that George Prime died while Kirk Prime was a kid by hypothesizing that Spock Prime is lying to nuKirk in order to spare his feelings.