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Old September 20 2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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How come

In voyager the ship is constantly travelling home, and gets help from kes to knock years of their journey and other stuff, yet after years of travelling they meet up with talaxians, surely for them to mbe where they are they shoyld have been travelling approx 20 years so unless they left their home decades before how did they get so far ?

Also if romulans are from the same make up as vulcans , who are supposed to be 5 or 10 times stronger than humans or whatever it is, why are the romulans not the same, in fights they seem only on a par with the humans ?
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Old September 20 2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Re: How come

For the later perhaps Romulas had weaker gravity than Vulcan. As for the former, take your pick

1.>Left decades ago and travelled
2.>Subspace whirly thing.
3.>Some race like the Preservers transplanted them
4.>Other

As for the jumps/shortcuts

9 500ly curtesy of Kes ("The Gift")
300ly slip stream tech ("Hope and Fear")
10 000ly slip stream tech ("Timeless")
2 500ly Spacial vortex ("Night")
~15 000ly Borg transwarp coil ("Dark Frontier")
~ 3000ly Graviton Catapult ("Voyager Conspiracy")

40 300ly or ~40 years off the Journey.
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Old September 20 2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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Re: Romulans

I agree that Romulus must have less gravity than Vulcan. I concluded that long ago from TOS.
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Old September 20 2013, 10:07 PM   #4
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Re: How come

it seemed ridiculous in keeping with the story to have talaxians that far from home and no mention of how they got 40 years of travel away by just traveling.
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Old September 20 2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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Plot convenience.
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Old September 20 2013, 10:19 PM   #6
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The Romulans had super strength and agility in J.J.'s Star Trek. On the other hand, weak human Jonathan Archer whupped Vulcans on Enterprise with ease.

As for the Talaxians, if humans can be spammed around the galaxy, other species can too. It's not like there are big fences in space segragating everyone.
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Old September 20 2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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Well seeing how late that was in VOY, I doubt the writers even considered (or cared) where the ship was in relation to Talax.

Probably the backstory is that Seven used her nanoprobes to jury-rig an anti-tachyon phase generator into a chronometric vortex manipulator, which she used to travel through space and time to Talax to instruct a group of Talaxians on how to modify their engines into a quantumwarp slipstream core, which allowed them to travel to the planet, set up a colony and await the arrival of Voyager. Thus Seven is assured her place within the plot structure in some significant way, all with the Doctor tagging along as her "wise-cracking" sidekick.
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Old September 20 2013, 10:32 PM   #8
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Plot convenience.
looks that way, a simple if stupid way to end neelix's time on board.

you would think they would have come up with something better than that
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Old September 20 2013, 10:33 PM   #9
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Re: How come

Clearly in the future Neelix pulls an Admiral Janeway, traveling back through space and time to Talax and giving the relevant individuals the information and technology they'll need to make it to where he'll find them in their future and his past.
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Old September 20 2013, 11:50 PM   #10
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Vulcans were only ever said to have 2 (TOS) or 3 (DS9) times human strength.
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Old September 21 2013, 02:29 AM   #11
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Re: How come

I was wondering how the Kazon kept up with Voyager when presumably she was heading full pelt toward Alpha Quadrant. I mean there was enough time for a baby to be created and shown to Chakotay. Was this explained?

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Old September 21 2013, 03:31 AM   #12
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Have we seen a Romulan fight a Human?
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Old September 21 2013, 11:05 AM   #13
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The ride home from anywhere is always faster.
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Old September 21 2013, 11:08 AM   #14
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Have we seen a Romulan fight a Human?
All the fights in ST09 were Romulan-human excepting for Spock's Vulcan on Vulcan stuff.

Edit: Sorry there were heaps on non-Romulan fights in ST09. But there were also Romulan-Human fights

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Old September 21 2013, 11:16 AM   #15
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I was wondering how the Kazon kept up with Voyager when presumably she was heading full pelt toward Alpha Quadrant. I mean there was enough time for a baby to be created and shown to Chakotay. Was this explained?
Nope VOY was cruising along at something like Warp 6/7.
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