Re: Abrams Directing Star Wars
Starfleet used retrieved sensor readings of the Narada from 2233 to advance its own technology further than was originally achieved in the Prime timeline. Even Abrams and his people suggested as much to explain some of the stark technological and aesthetic differences between the original history and what Nero created with his arrival.
"On Halloween night the Great Temporal Pumpkin rises out of the Chroniton patch and flies through space to bring new timelines to all the good little children of the galaxy." -cooleddie74