King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
^Also the question of how the classic Enterprise reached the galactic rim in WNMHGB, or how the Romulan Neutral Zone went from being so far flung that communications to HQ took days to go back and forth in "Balance of Terror" and "The Neutral Zone" to a quick warp jump away in Star Trek: First Contact
with a live play-by-play of the battle in Sector 001.
The Speed of Plot drive is a miraculous thing
It might depend what part of the neutral zone they are at.
I always thought the closest part was just beyond Alpha centuri but the neutral zone extends dozens of light years so another part could be a hundred odd light years away.