Therin of Andor wrote:
The problem is that ENT itself gave mixed messages about Vulcan's location.
Remember all the shouting when the Klingon Empire was shown to be only a few days travel from Earth?
I feel that the ENT writers had an intention with the "Vulcan star charts", mentioned several times in "Broken Bow", that they showed known-only-to-Vulcans shortcuts to places like the Klingon Homeworld (and later to P'jem and Andor). Thus the Klingons could be mere days from a ship leaving Earth and following Vulcan star charts, but Earth was still weeks/months away for the Klingons coming in the opposite direction.
How would that even work? Space is space, no? Point A and Point B, fastest route is a straight line.