Cyberspace... The final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Butthurt.
Our 5 year mission: To bitch and whine about a movie we didn't like. To explore new ways of repeating the same old shit. To boldly imply that people who enjoyed it are of a lower intelligence than we are.
Just one more year left... then you can start the mission all over again with Star Trek Into Darkness.
My Name Is Legion wrote:
Yep. It's done.
The "Prime universe" does not "still exist," because it never existed. There's nothing that either requires or prevents future producers from referencing it, but that would have been true no matter what these movies were like or what was established within them for fictional purposes.
And in much the same way as The New 52 eliminated the old DC Comics continuity for a new one, or the Marvel NOW! set up does the same for Marvel Comics.