Is screenrant the same site that spread the (now debunked) theory that the rift between Spock and Michael had to be a failed sexual/romantic relationship? And if the idea wasn't lame and sexist enough(*), the author basically said that, logically, Spock must want to romance his step sister just because she is a black woman like his girlfriend from the kelvin timeline is. That's as lame and bad as those who claimed that Spock wanted to fuck his mom just because his girlfriend is a human woman like her. I see some people not only really dislike Uhura (I mean, is it so hard to reconcile with the idea Spock or anyone would love her on her own merit without having to rationalize it all with problematic crap?), but they really have little consideration for Spock as an individual. *(because, clearly, she's a woman so the issue must be sex. It figures if there are plenty of realistic reasons why they couldn't get along such as the fact that, from his child eyes, it might have seemed like his parents loved her more. Not to mention he was bullied and discriminated for being half human yet, he saw a fully human girl get accepted as a vulcan - eg Vulcan science academy . Can you imagine what kind of mess his childhood was and how much his parents are to blame? Michael makes even Sarek's expectations for him all the more unfair and illogical, it's like only Spock is not allowed to be human or have feelings and must thus conform to a vulcan stereotype) Now this theory about the red angel.... I dont know. The show definitely uses time travel and different realities so while they claim everything happens in the prime timeline, it isn't out the realm of possibilities that it might too be a quantum reality created by Spock prime (we say 'created' only for convenience because of our own perception of 'time') But that's the point, if Spock prime accidentally changed the past this makes Discovery another reality parallel to prime and it thus doesn't change HIS own past. Prime is always, still, there. Unless Discovery wants to do what the kelvin movies didn't dare to do: alter tos and change/cancel the prime timeline to the extent it would need to get 'restored' (bye bye neurons) I'm not inclined to think discovery is another reality because, honestly, it seems the creative team feels too validated by the fact their show is in the original ("real" for trek purists) timeline. Kadin preached about how 'everyone' (who is this everyone she was talking about? ) would prefer the movies to basically ditch the kelvin timeline and focus on the prime timeline like their show (again). And you have Frakes saying that they 'embrace canon in a more valid way' than the kelvin movies. No matter how much their thing is a reboot too, and they retcon the story of an important tos character, these people seem to think that putting a prime timeline label on their show gives them extra points. I can't agree with that, at all (if I wanted to be rude, I'd say they are delusional if they think that), neverthless it would look pathetic for them to make discovery another reality now after all the gloating about it being realtrek (tm) precisely because it isn't one..