Re: Is everything before the destruction of the kelvin exactly the sam
So, my take on this is that a descendant of this guy was a member of the Federation Council subcommittee of standardization and was a proponent of the Earth-centric stardate system based on Terran years and had the swing vote. He was also a big supporter of larger, more bulkier starship designs. If NuBones doesn't go through the Guardian, this guy lives, and his descendant is born.
"You have been examined. Your ship must be destroyed. We make assumption you have a deity, or deities, or some such beliefs which comfort you. We therefore grant you ten Earth time periods known as minutes to make preparations."