My friend's theory is that this has something to do with an altered time-line. That's why the 1701 is built planet-side, and why Pike's ship seems to be destroyed (at least it looks that way in the trailer). There was a whole bunch of other examples, but I never got FULLY into researching Star Trek canon history, so I shut the rest of the conversation out a bit.
I'm personally just curious to see what exactly Abrams is doing with ST. He's always (strike that, almost always... I do remember Cloverfield) had good ideas on how to make amazing end products. From what people are apparently saying about the movie, I'm VERY excited to go see it. Especially if its the hardcore ST:TOS fans that are raving.
Been gone for a while, but Alpharius commands my return