Before seeing the movie, back when information regarding some of the story elements starting coming out, I was extremely concerned regarding the inclusion of yet another "temporal anomaly" being used to spark the story line. It's not that Star Trek hasn't had time travel elements in there from the beginning, it's just that this usually ends up as a crux because they seem to haven't been able to figure out something better to do so "hey, let's do another time travel episode". Anyway, after seeing the movie, this was pure genius in this case because it helped to spark real separation between the old and the new. All of the characters have their basic personalities in place; however, because of the way the overall story was put together, everything can evolve in a much different direction. I don't want to give anything away, but if you haven't been interested in seeing the "new" Star Trek because of any thoughts regarding departure from the "old"; do yourself a favor and go watch the movie. This is, by far, one of the best Star Trek movies... I'd be willing to say that it is *the best* Star Trek movie because they are able to gather a group of young actors and prep them to "boldly going where no one has gone before" for many years to come. I very much look forward to the next Star Trek movie!