Re: My "Just Saw Insurrection For the First Time" Review.
Well, I always assumed it's how they pinged Dougherty's radar in the first place. He comes over and tells the S'ona to get off his lawn, and they turn around and bribe him with absolute power. Let the cabal begin.
Or they simply sent an envoy to the Federation Council...
J.J. Abrams didn't change Star Trek, audience expectations did.