Originally Posted by horatio
No, with this half-reboot they freed themselves from the shackles of continuity and yet can still use whatever they like from previous Trek. Furthermore it is a humble way to approach the franchise, they don't pretend that nothing before their movie existed.
Like several others, I agree with this approximately 100%
The 'new' Trek exists both within, and outside original continuity; this new timeline was born out of the original, but the writers now basically have carte blanche to create new
tales based around the original characters.