Has anyone else noticed the similarities between the Alternate Reality and the Odyssey saga of the Shatnerverse books? I'm a bit surprised no one to my knowledge has mentioned some of the striking similarities between the two continuities. In The Return, Starfleet Intelligence has secret starships that are colored black and in Star Trek Into Darkness the USS Vengeance is a black starship that is presumably secret and was made by Section 31. In The Ashes of Eden, the new C-in-C of Starfleet turns out to be a part of the Khitomer Conspiracy and is involved in black ops projects having formerly been head of Starfleet Intelligence not unlike how Admiral Marcus in Into Darkness is head of Starfleet and head of Section 31 as well. Also, Shatner's The Return connects V'ger to the Borg as does Star Trek: Nero.