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Given that Romulus is destroyed in Picard mirroring the events of the Star Trek reboot movie, is this timeline following on from that film (i.e there is no Vulcan and Kahn was found far earlier in the timeline).

Or is that a separate timeline and in the galaxy of Picard Nero hasn’t destroyed Vulcan etc. and events have simply continued post Romulus destruction?

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  • Let's hope a non-canon one. Apr 17 '20 at 4:11
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Picard is set in the original Prime timeline

As Kurtzman told GamesRadar: "[Picard is] in the Prime timeline, we're not in the Kelvin timeline. But the thing that was interesting about that movie is it was the one element of the film that's still in the Prime timeline, because it was the supernova, the destruction of Romulus, and Spock's jump [back in time] that created Kelvin."

While the events of Hobus are still there (the 2009 Star Trek depicted them), we never see any mention of Spock, the red matter system, or his traveling back in time. In other words, Picard seems to cherry-pick the events of Star Trek: Countdown, the direct tie-in into the Kelvin timeline. We know this because B4 is non-functional in Picard, while B4 winds up as Captain of the Enterprise-E in Countdown.

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    Hey! A spoiler warning would've been nice there!
    – zrajm
    Apr 13 '20 at 23:52
  • Just a minor point, Picard did retconn which star it was that went supernova and it wasn't Hobus. Apr 14 '20 at 5:09
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    @GeoffAtkins Does it? I recall the term "Romulan Supernova" being thrown around, but if Hobus is within the borders of the Romulan Empire then that's like saying "The Klingon Supernova" or "The Federation Supernova", rather than "The Q'onos Supernova" or "The Earth Supernova". Or, rather, Pompei and Vesuvius being a "Roman Volcanic Eruption", despite not being in the city of Rome. Apr 14 '20 at 11:10
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    @MaxWilliams - I'm sure zrajm was joking, but the spoiler is for Star Trek: Countdown, not Star Trek: Picard. ;-) Apr 14 '20 at 12:03
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    @DarrelHoffman Being forewarned by a time-travelling Spock allows them to make contingency plans slightly further in advance to evacuate the planet, "reinvigorate" the star (as seen in DS9!), or prepare Red Matter to protect the planet (per original plan that Old!Spock was too late for). Plus - spoiler alert - depending on how canon you count STO, (rot13) gur fhcreabin znl abg unir orra ragveryl angheny... Apr 14 '20 at 15:55

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