Time Travel Plot Device (SPOILERS) in JJ Abrams Star Trek '09', Into Darkness, and Beyond Movies Posted April 22, 2009 But honestly, Star Trek has by and large, done a lousy job staying consistent with the rules of time travel both internally and with scientific theory. But then again, most television and movie are the same. So if Orci, and Kurtzman want to do it that way, I have no problem with it. I actually prefer the in-canon reboot to a Casino Royale/Battlestar Galactica/Batman Begins style reboot. I totally agree with you there, the film is totally Star Trek and I can't wait to see it again. Obviously the Trek universe lends itself to exactly this kind of re-set. (Say what you will about Enterprise, but I loved the two-parter entirely set in the Mirror universe -- what a cool series that would be!) As for Batman, since it's based on a comic property, I think it's great to have constant cinematic re-inventions. (Plus, I wasn't too thrilled with the the Burton and Schumacher films in the first place -- glad to see Chris Nolan found Batman's true potential). And James Bond -- each new actor has practically been a reboot if you ask me. It's impossible to have a consistent movie series from the early 1960s through the late 1990s without having the main character age. Even Brosnan was much much younger in Golden Eye than Moore was in A View to a Kill, so they practically were completely different Bond universes. But to get back to the topic, yes, we can definitely have diverse realities in the Trek universe and still remain in-canon -- that's the beauty of Trek.