- Jan 5, 2001
- Way on Down South, London Town
That sounds Larry Niven-esque. That's not a problem. I think great distances in Star Trek (and hence the time taken to travel them) have always been a problem for the show. We had Kirk meeting beings from the Andromeda galaxy one week, from beyond some great barrier at the galactic edge, or travelling to find Sha Ka Ree at the galactic core, while still maintaining that a Quadrant is an enormous distance. Then in TNG and DS9 they has us believe the Bree, Tholians, Borg and Dominion still lived on the edges of known space. Then Voyager being "lost" but getting home using Borg transwarp corridors. If it is that easy, surely everyone used them. Such great distances should have taken generations to cross. So, when they showed Archer and his cohorts breaking early Warp speed records, and tried to make the Klingons seem far, far away, it never felt very believable.But things are changing, from the Core the Borg begin to invade known space in all directions, but soon after a number of Borg vessels are destroyed without a fight it becomes obvious that the Borg are not invading, the Borg are fleeing. Something ancient even in Galactic terms has been stirred and now even the Borg flee in the face of this new relentless enemy.