It would be interesting to explore:

  1. how the absence of Vulcan has altered the Federation
  2. how the destruction of their planet tests the remaining Vulcan's commitment to the reverence of logic.

I am perturbed that J. J. Abrams made such a huge choice for apparently no reason.

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    There were some books scheduled, but they have been on hold since 2010.
    – JohnP
    Oct 10, 2017 at 14:36
  • I recall the events of the second movie (especially Admiral Marcus' project) was due to the need for a more militarized Starfleet in light of Vulcan's destruction. So I guess that movement toward militarization would be an example of (a). Oct 10, 2017 at 15:20
  • the IDW comics are really the only medium other than the films themselves that are exploring that timeline
    – NKCampbell
    Oct 10, 2017 at 16:00
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    @NKCampbell - There is also some really unique and abominable fanfiction as well.
    – JohnP
    Oct 10, 2017 at 19:33


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