ok sorry if i’m a little late to this party but i’m reading about the new star trek movie because i wanna go see it soon and i don’t watch tv so i haven’t seen any commercials for it and basically have no knowledge of it whatsoever except that bendywick cummerbund is in it BUT HE IS KHAN???? wHAT even AND WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? seriously can someone explain this to me i mean is he the same dude from TOS and wrath of khan? I DONT KNOW hOW TO FEEL ABOUT THIS
My somewhat weak understanding of what the fuck is going on with this is as follows:
The Romulan time travellers in the first movie triggered a reality split, a new branch timeline. This series of movies represents that timeline, which we can, I think, assume works similarly to the Mirror Universe (as seen in TOS, DS9, ENT…).
By that theory, the new Kahn is only the same person as the old school Kahn the same way that the Mirror Universe Vic Fontaine is the same person as the normal universe Vic Fontaine - some kind of bizarre cosmic force of balance keeps these personalities in every alternate possibility. Old spock convinces young-new-movie-Spock of this at the end of the first remake - the idea that the kirk/spock relationship is central and vital to galactic history in every alternate timeline.