Re: "If it appeared on screen, it's canon." THIS is canon?!?
I thought STV was just a dream? I mean, Kirk goes to sleep in Yosemite, Sybok happens, Kirk is now awake, in Yosemite. All a bad dream.
It's the McCoy family beans recipe that did it.
Let's check this interesting and very palatable theory:
A forensic analysis of the picture reveals that it's exactly the same spot. If the clothes they wear are the same, too, I'd say we have a winner.
"The first duty of every Starfleet officer is to the truth, whether it's scientific truth or historical truth or personal truth! It is the guiding principle on which Starfleet is based! Jean-Luc Picard