Gotham Central wrote:
King Daniel wrote:
I don't see a problem with the size, Enterprise didn't cross the entire Delphic Expanse, they just spent a season inside it.
And of course, the Enterprise destroyed the expanse, and it reverted back to normal space. So however big amd close to Earth it was in the 22nd century is irrelavent to chronologically later Treks.
Isn't Federation space in the 24th century about 7000 ly across? Its seems kind of absurd for the expanse to comprise nearly a third of what would become the Federation.
Why? The Expanse was gone before the Federation even came into being, so why does it matter?
Besides, we don't know in which "direction" the Federation expanded. The systems that used to be in the Expanse might still be outside of the Federation by the 24th century.