are we really discussing conflicting canon again? Because I had enough of that this week, thank you. uh? It’s ONE theory. And one I like a lot. But it’s still a theory with zero evidence. Also, the DS9 and Voy episodes happening after FC, and the two later TNG movies, in which timeline take place then? Keep in mind that 7 even refers to the events of FC once. why?! Especially now that’s really unlikely we’ll ever see Shatner in Star Trek again. That said, the Kelvin timeline having spawned a second timeline has been confirmed in discovery season 3, so that is canon. Why exactly that happened, instead of the original timeline being rewritten as it usually happens with time travel, is still unknown as of now.