OK, as I have mentioned in past posts. I think Weller and Cumberbatch's character are one in the same. Old and Young… How they got that way involves good old Red Matter. The younger version played by Cumberbatch does not relish the thought of returning to his former old self and becomes Kirk's adversary. Weller's and Cumberbatch's character is that of a respected Federation starship captain.
TREK IS TREK. WHATEVER THE TIMELINE!
The next TV Series should be called STARFLEET!