‘Star Trek: Picard’ better explains the origin of the new timeline in the latest movies

The eleventh film of Star Trek (JJ Abrams, 2009) , perhaps the most successful of the entire franchise, established what is known as Kelvin's timeline , a detour from the story that we had been told since the series original (Gene Roddenberry, 1966 – 1969) to Nemesis (Stuart Baird , 2002) in a parallel universe. Old Spock (Leonard Nimoy) mentally shares with the young James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) the information about the origin of the threat from Nero (Eric Bana): the supernova a star had become and destroying various planetary systems in the distant year of 2387, including that of Romulus , the villain's homeworld.

The solution Spock had proposed, failed because he was late, was to launch the red matter that had developed into the gigantic explosion and produce a black hole that would absorb it, preventing it from disintegrating the planets around it. But both Spock and the vengeful Romulan were swallowed with their ships by the black hole, which sent them to the year 2233 , when no one yet knew Kirk or the Vulcan; and Nero attacks the USS Kelvin , in which Captain Richard Robau (Faran Tahir) decides to relinquish command to his First Officer, George Kirk (Chris Hemsworth) , who sacrifices himself for his wife Winona (Jennifer Morrison) and the rest of the crew to survive.

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In the previous universe, James T. Kirk had been born on Earth; On the Kelvin line, the stress of events on the ship of the same name brought Winona ahead of her birth, and the future captain of up to three USS Enterprise came “into the world” in space, and grew up without a father to follow suit. , so it was Captain Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood) who insisted that he redirect his erratic behavior of vivalavirgen and enter the Starfleet Academy, which he did but three years later than in the other timeline. And Nero captures Spock, gets red matter and, in the year 2258, destroy Vulcan , the planet of the latter to take revenge on him.

However, as they tell us in the series Star Trek: Picard (Alex Kurtzman, Kirsten Beyer, Michael Chabon and Akiva Goldsman, 2020), It is the sun of the Romulan system that explodes . And, as Dusty Stowe explains in Screen Rant as an excuse for the divergence in the events narrated, “in the film by 2009, this information is shared with Kirk through a mental exchange with Spock, and that uncomfortable, non-linear experience could have easily led to a slight confusion on Kirk's part. ” And the truth is that this fixes very well any implausibility hint , and Star Trek gets rid of the objections that had been raised to the argument of the eleventh film.

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Because “the absence of Starfleet from such a massive event seemed strange, and a supernova should not have been able to cause a galactic catastrophe,” it helps “understand why Starfleet did not participate in the rescue operation ”after the synthetic rebels attacked his colony on the red planet, and that“ Spock had evaded the Federation's wishes to stay out of the Romulan emergency, since he had been fomenting a revolutionary underground movement in Romulus, as seen in the two-part episode “Unification” [5×07 y 5×08] of Star Trek: The New Generation [Rodenberry, 1987-1994] ”. And, furthermore, Nero's desire for revenge against the Federation now makes much more sense and dramatic depth .

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