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Old April 16 2010, 02:22 AM   #19
diankra
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Re: Did First Contact change the timeline?

brian wrote: View Post
Didn't Picard state in "Q Who" that the Borg now know about the Federation because of the events of "Q Who"? It was never established that a transmission of any sort brought the Borg to the Alpha Quadrant, AFAIK.
For what it's worth, and OT from the First Contact time paradox, I always liekd the idea that by throwing the Enterprise into system J25 in Q Who, Q didn't tip off the Borg about the Federation's existence (after all, The Neural Zone implies the Borg were already scouting on the Romulan/Federation border), but he did let Starfleet know of the Borg's existence, giving them a year's worth of time to prepare for The Best of Both Worlds.
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