Re: First Contact alternate timeline
Captain Atkin wrote:
Is it possible that the Borg received the message from the drones AFTER the death of the Queen in ST: First Contact? At the end of "Regeneration", they said that it would probably take about 200 years for the message to reach the Delta Quadrant. Perhaps the Borg Queen did not know what would happen if they travelled back in time until after the events of the movie (ie: they had recieved the message too late).
I seem to remember that the intent of the writers was that the message was interrupted by their destruction, but this partial signal would be the thing that first got the Borg interested in the Federation. Hence, they would start a recon, which resulted in the disappearance of Romulan and Federation facilities along the Neutral Zone, leading through BOBW up to First Contact.
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