This is the Star Trek equivalent of “You’ve redecorated. I don’t like it,” and I can’t help but love it, as tired as jokes about reboot Trek and lens flares are.
The premise is a set up for the upcoming 60th final issue of IDW’s ongoing Star Trek series, out in a couple of weeks. The series, which first began in 2011, has followed the adventures of the J.J. Abrams alternate-reality (now known as the “Kelvin Timeline”) after the events of the reboot series, and before the events of Star Trek Beyond. It’s is coming to a close with a new 50th-anniversary story that brings together the Kelvin and Prime versions of the Enterprise crew for one last story.