Our friends over at ScreenRant, who have a good track record, have some more Star Trek rumors for you to enjoy. A snippet below and they do involve [SPOILERS]
Alternative Timelines…Oh My
According to ScreenRant the new Strar Trek involves not just the previously reported (and confirmed by TrekMovie.com) time travel, but also alternative timelines. TrekMovie.com has previously noted that one of the influences for the new Star Trek is the classic TNG alternative timeline episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” But ScreenRant has a nice new spoilery tidbit:
…in an alternate timeline there will be a significantly different version of the NCC-1701. From what I’ve been told it will be a very kick-ass version – essentially an all-out warship.
Of course alternative timelines are nothing new to Star Trek. The above mentioned “Yesterday’s Enterprise” is only one of dozens of episodes that have some form of alternative timeline. They have also shown up in the films; Star Trek Generations and Star Trek First Contact (and arguably Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) use alternative timelines.
ScreenRant also notes that part of the film takes place in the time of Star Trek The Next Generation. TrekMovie.com has reported that Nimoy’s Spock starts off in a post-TNG setting and it isn’t clear at this time if this is what they are referring to. In our October interview with Star trek co-writer Roberto Orci, he was clear that there there were references to TNG that were “pivotal to the story.”
For more check out ScreenRant.
Alternative timeline in “Yesterday’s Enterprise”