Originally Posted by spideymouse
I like that thought a lot. I wonder how it would affect the series afterwards (and leading up to it). It's supposed to be in-continuity yet quite separate.
I imagine it would be much like how it was dealt with in First Contact and Deep Space Nine where they talked about the Dominion War going on at the time. They referenced it in First Contact. Deep Space Nine adopted the First Contact uniforms. However, neither made a big deal about either of those things. They were both in continuity but separate enough as well to be their own autonomous thing.