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gazomg September 20 2013 09:30 PM

How come
In voyager the ship is constantly travelling home, and gets help from kes to knock years of their journey and other stuff, yet after years of travelling they meet up with talaxians, surely for them to mbe where they are they shoyld have been travelling approx 20 years so unless they left their home decades before how did they get so far ?

Also if romulans are from the same make up as vulcans , who are supposed to be 5 or 10 times stronger than humans or whatever it is, why are the romulans not the same, in fights they seem only on a par with the humans ?

MacLeod September 20 2013 09:40 PM

Re: How come
For the later perhaps Romulas had weaker gravity than Vulcan. As for the former, take your pick

1.>Left decades ago and travelled
2.>Subspace whirly thing.
3.>Some race like the Preservers transplanted them

As for the jumps/shortcuts

9 500ly curtesy of Kes ("The Gift")
300ly slip stream tech ("Hope and Fear")
10 000ly slip stream tech ("Timeless")
2 500ly Spacial vortex ("Night")
~15 000ly Borg transwarp coil ("Dark Frontier")
~ 3000ly Graviton Catapult ("Voyager Conspiracy")

40 300ly or ~40 years off the Journey.

David.Blue September 20 2013 09:52 PM

Re: How come
Re: Romulans

I agree that Romulus must have less gravity than Vulcan. I concluded that long ago from TOS.

gazomg September 20 2013 10:07 PM

Re: How come
it seemed ridiculous in keeping with the story to have talaxians that far from home and no mention of how they got 40 years of travel away by just traveling.

R. Star September 20 2013 10:15 PM

Re: How come
Plot convenience.

King Daniel Into Darkness September 20 2013 10:19 PM

Re: How come
The Romulans had super strength and agility in J.J.'s Star Trek. On the other hand, weak human Jonathan Archer whupped Vulcans on Enterprise with ease.

As for the Talaxians, if humans can be spammed around the galaxy, other species can too. It's not like there are big fences in space segragating everyone.

Bry_Sinclair September 20 2013 10:27 PM

Re: How come
Well seeing how late that was in VOY, I doubt the writers even considered (or cared) where the ship was in relation to Talax.

Probably the backstory is that Seven used her nanoprobes to jury-rig an anti-tachyon phase generator into a chronometric vortex manipulator, which she used to travel through space and time to Talax to instruct a group of Talaxians on how to modify their engines into a quantumwarp slipstream core, which allowed them to travel to the planet, set up a colony and await the arrival of Voyager. Thus Seven is assured her place within the plot structure in some significant way, all with the Doctor tagging along as her "wise-cracking" sidekick. :)

gazomg September 20 2013 10:32 PM

Re: How come

R. Star wrote: (Post 8671525)
Plot convenience.

looks that way, a simple if stupid way to end neelix's time on board.

you would think they would have come up with something better than that

DonIago September 20 2013 10:33 PM

Re: How come
Clearly in the future Neelix pulls an Admiral Janeway, traveling back through space and time to Talax and giving the relevant individuals the information and technology they'll need to make it to where he'll find them in their future and his past.

The Old Mixer September 20 2013 11:50 PM

Re: How come
Vulcans were only ever said to have 2 (TOS) or 3 (DS9) times human strength.

Commishsleer September 21 2013 02:29 AM

Re: How come
I was wondering how the Kazon kept up with Voyager when presumably she was heading full pelt toward Alpha Quadrant. I mean there was enough time for a baby to be created and shown to Chakotay. Was this explained?

Finn September 21 2013 03:31 AM

Re: How come
Have we seen a Romulan fight a Human?

Green Shirt September 21 2013 11:05 AM

Re: How come
The ride home from anywhere is always faster. :techman:

Commishsleer September 21 2013 11:08 AM

Re: How come

Finn wrote: (Post 8672722)
Have we seen a Romulan fight a Human?

All the fights in ST09 were Romulan-human excepting for Spock's Vulcan on Vulcan stuff.

Edit: Sorry there were heaps on non-Romulan fights in ST09. But there were also Romulan-Human fights

MacLeod September 21 2013 11:16 AM

Re: How come

CommishSleer wrote: (Post 8672533)
I was wondering how the Kazon kept up with Voyager when presumably she was heading full pelt toward Alpha Quadrant. I mean there was enough time for a baby to be created and shown to Chakotay. Was this explained?

Nope VOY was cruising along at something like Warp 6/7.

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