Re: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS 5-page preview
That Enterprise design is pretty bland. Would like to see more pointy bits on her. Something more TOSy.
So canon really doesn't mean all that much. Dwelling too much on what falls under that label just gets in the way of enjoying the stories being told.
If that was the case then the 2009 movie didn't need to explain the whole alternate timeline thing as a way of preserving what came before.
"It's not that you can see the strings, it's that 40 years later you're still looking at them." - Steven Moffat
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