Originally Posted by Thascales
But omegaman's explanation is true. :P
According to whom? The only thing that's canon is what appears in the film, not what the writers say
about the film. Writers can change their minds, and often do - nothing is set in stone until it appears on screen, and as long as there's nothing in the movie that actually states this is the same universe, then you can't say one way or the other.
Edit: for example, didn't the director of Nemesis mistakenly say at one point that Geordi was an alien? Just because someone associated with a production says something, that doesn't make it true within the context of said production.