For the LOVE of GOD! There is no BLOODY CANON in TREK! Nothing was or has ever been set in STONE! TREK is nothing but a series of contradictions!
Can go faster than WARP 10, then you can't!
Phaser looked like PHOTON TOPEDOES originally!
Lithium crystals became Dilithium crystals!
Spock's human ancestor became his mother in less than a season!
Zephram Cochrane was from Alpha Centauri and then Bozeman, Montana!
UESPA in TOMORROW IS YESTERDAY became the Federation!
Klingons got ridges... in the movies!
Etc... etc... etc...
For PETE'S SAKE, there is no CANON!