Warning: if you haven't seen Star Trek: Discovery Season 3's new episode yet, this news contains major spoilers so read at your own risk!
The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery just made a shocking revelation that effectively brings together the entire Trek franchise. J.J. Abrams series of Star Trek films have long been considered a separate entity outside of the franchise's official canon but Season 3's ninth episode changes all of that. In Terra Firma, Part 1, it was revealed that the Kelvin Timeline from Abrams' films can now be officially considered canon.
For the most part, CBS All Access' Star Trek slate has reverted to the Prime timeline but Discovery has been making an effort to connect the entire Trek universe and it's pretty obvious that acknowledging the Kelvin Timeline is one of the steps. In the episode which revolves around Michael Burnham finding a cure for Philippa Georgiou's illness, it was revealed that the Federation apparently knows about the existence of the Kelvin timeline. As Federation agent Kovich who may be from Section 31 explains to Dr. Hugh Culber, there was a 24th-century Starfleet officer named Lt. Commander Yor and he happens to be a veteran of the Temporal Wars. According to Kovich, Yor was the first person to cross over to a parallel universe. The info says that he traveled to a different reality which was brought upon by "the temporal incursion of a Romulan mining ship."
Clearly, it was a direct nod to Nero, the Romulan villain of Abrams' 2009 movie headlined by Chris Pine. Nero was the one who investigated the alternate timeline after traveling back a hundred years, destroying the U.S.S. Kelvin in the process. Now, I don't know about you but this is an exciting new development that can change the course of the franchise moving forward. With both timelines finally acknowledging each other's existence, this totally means that there's more possibility for a crossover event to take place in the future.
All episodes of Star Trek: Discovery can be streamed on CBS All Access.
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