Re: FC plothole? Why didn't the Borg create the vortex in the Delta Q?
As I said before, what a ship technically can do, perhaps even with negligible risk, isn't necessarily what's considered "best practice".
Alternately, as Christopher said, perhaps that sequence shouldn't be taken literally.
It was the best of Trek, it was the worst of Trek...
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