Re: Is the "Yesterday's Enterprise" alt-timeline the REAL one?
That's rather convoluted! If that were the case, Starfleet would just order Picard to assist sending back the Enterprise-C. He'd have done his duty like a good military officer.
Yeah I didn't think it that far through
They probably would have sent both ships back armed to the teeth
"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."