Well, I think this is brilliant. And it further shows how unnecessary it was for Khan to be in STiD. Just a simple change to the expository backstory dialogue and Soran perfectly fits instead of Khan. Actually, it would even make more sense for Soran to be the bad guy. As a member of an advance alien race would be a much better choice to make advance weapons and ships than some 20th century despot frozen for 300 years.