Re: The Continuity and Serialization of Voyager
Enterprise is really the only one of the three "To Boldly Go" Trek series that could actually live up to its premise because it was set in a period of time where space truly was "the Final Frontier". TOS and TNG couldn't truly fulfill the tenets of that premise because there was actually very little space that hadn't been explored by the periods of time in which they were set.
Have to disagree with you there. By NEM we know that the Federation spans 8 000ly. The milky Way Galaxy is some 100 0000ly across.
So I would hazard a guess that the majority of the Milky Way Galaxy hadn't been visited by a manned Federation space. At best it had been mapped by various probes or long range sensors such as the Argus Array.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.