Re: Timeline branching going forward *spoilers*
I know there's been differences between this timeline so far and the prime one. So far though, the movie plots have kept the characters pretty much status quo.
For instance, for a moment I thought they might kill off Kirk, or have crew members actually leave the Enterprise for good.
I'm curious if you guys think they will use the "different timeline" in a major way going forward? Killing a major character, making Kirk/Spock turn evil, etc... or do you think they will try to avoid changing up the crew?
Nope - this is movies, not the relatively settled environment of TV. Cast will move on and the core of the franchise will change. People may be killed off, spin offs to replace the core franchise may be required...
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...