Robert Maxwell wrote:
Wasn't that whole sequence something that got added because Patrick Stewart wanted more action-oriented scenes? There is no story reason to justify it, as far as I can tell.
Even if it was Stewart's demand, there is no reason why it is not integrated into the story properly. The attackers could already have been Reman for example.
John Eaves also once wrote on his blog that the buggy was supposed to be hovering, but that Baird shot that idea down because he wanted wheels.
But the argument "no need for an action sequence" is kinda faulty in itself. There is NEVER a need
for an action sequence other than added spectacle. You can cut out the escape from the Scimitar, you can cut out the entire final battle from the script.