Re: Question about one reality from Parallels.
In Parallels, we saw two reality that had something to do with the Borg. The one where the Federation, and maybe all the Alpha Quadrant, are assimilated by the Borg. The other has Picard lost to the Borg, but otherwise everything seems okay.
So how did Riker and crew defeat the Borg in that reality? Did everything happen exactly as portrayed except Picard did not survive the destruction of the Cube; or Picard was able to resist long enough for the Deflector Dish weapon to work.
I would like to think that everything happened as it did in BoBW except that Picard did not survive the destruction of the cube.
What other ideas are out there?
For the option of "Picard ... able to resist long enough for the Deflector Dish weapon to work...".
Try reading Star Trek Myriad Universes: Shattered Light
the story The Embrace of Cold Architects
. That gives a storm on Galtinor Prime that did not happen in the prime universe as the explanation. A thouroughly entertaining read if you can find it. A good example of how a seamingly small event can have far reaching reprucussions...
One day soon, man is going to be able to harness incredible energies, energies that could ultimately hurl us to other worlds in... some sort of spaceship.