Steve Evil wrote:I wonder if any old school hard core Trekkies realized that the reboot copmpletely nullified the entire Star Trek universe. Time travellers went back, destroyed Vulcan, and completely changed history. All the events of the original series, the next gerneation and deep sapce nine have bascially been erased, or at least utterly altered. Did anyone notice?
Actually, not quite. It was described as an alternate reality. Otherwise old Spock would not have retained his memories of the differing events.
To use David Gerrold's time-travel design, they jumped timelines. The "original" universe is intact and following its own course, it's this particular timeline which has diverged from the other.