i've been tempted to bring this up in other threads, but i figured it might warrant its own discussion, especially since i've struggled to articulate this concept... with three kelvin timeline movies to take as a whole, this reality appears to me to be far more utopian than any incarnation of star trek we've seen thus far. despite the action-heavy take of the recent films, none of them have been about interstellar war so much as outliers trying mess with the status quo, which seems pretty good. even star trek into darkness' heavier plot dealing with the specter of war ends up not bearing it out: khan is awakened by a few bad apples to stir up trouble with the klingons, but the klingons don't actually even take the bait. and khan himself, despite his dubious motivations appears to just want to be left alone. star trek beyond is specifically about the utopian world our character's are living in and krall being pissed about it. the other branches of the franchise inevitably fall into dealing with war outright, be it war with the klingons, the dominion, the xindi or the borg. the kelvin timeline appears not be as tied up in this kind of conflict, or the filmmakers have at least avoided this recurring concept. anyway, thoughts?