Originally Posted by NCC-73515
It woudln't have worked because Spock went to Romulus after Kirk went to the Nexus.
How do you know when it was recorded? It could have been recorded before Kirk's "death" on the 1701-B. The "unification" part of the explanation does NOT make sense, you are correct on that part NCC, but I doubt there would have been lines actually making those references.