Maybe; It could clear a few things up.
The U.S.S. Kelvin is destroyed in battle against Nero's timeship. Listed as KIA are Commander Kirk and legendry Starfleet interior designer Wok Gan.
Meanwhile on Earth at the annual Starfleet designers conference.....
"So, it is agreed by a unanimous vote of the central committee. 60's kitsch is definitely not the way forward. That **** is seriously whack and has no place on a starship."