Re: Timeline branching going forward *spoilers*
King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Unless, from TOS' perspective, those changes were always a part of history.
From the in-universe standpoint, there's absolutely 0 evidence to support that, whilst evidence to the contrary is there in abundance.
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