Why the 70,000 lightyear journey doesn't work… Message Board

Captain Janeway said it would take 70,000 lightyears to get back to the Alpha quadrant. But presumably that means getting to the closest edge of the Alpha quadrant; if most of the time is spend traveling thru the Delta quadrant to get to that edge, then once they get there they have another 20-70,000 lightyears to get to Earth, unless Earth is on the edge of the Alpha quadrant closest to the Delta quadrant. But the way the writers have been treating it, the Delta and Alpha quadrant are like two boxes; it takes a lot of time to get from one box to another, but once you're in the right box, you're instantly home. How realistic is this?

Bob Muschal posts on 12/30/2006 7:48:18 AM You know it's called science fiction, not science fact.
NICOLE-CLINTON posts on 12/29/2006 7:29:19 PM Moltingo astreo areo? Lastey vaios. Ima.
Porthos, the voice of reality posts on 11/11/2006 5:58:18 AM Hey Andeo, how about more participation and less repetitive butt kissing?

posts on 4/13/2006 6:22:00 AM Hey Bleach, why dont you get over yourself? Who cares? People who can THINK. His point IS quite valid and has some basis for asking. All you bring to the table is slamming people who use their higher brain functions. Jealous? Seriously, why should it matter to you how realistic the question is at all? Cant you just let someone have their discussion without you trying (And failing miserably) to be all superior? Why dont you grow up and crawl back under your bridge like the shortsighted little troll you are. IF you dont like such topics then ignore it and move along to the next one. O
posts on 4/11/2006 12:48:54 PM Well, Considering that our Galaxy is Only about 120,000 lightyears wide, AND that our sun is 30,000 LY from the Galactic core.IF they were completly on the Far side of the Delta Quadrent, I would guess that they had a distence of 5 to 10 thousand lightyears to go once the reached the Alpha Quadrent.. So IF that was what she said, "We have 70k LY to the Alpha and NOT 70k LY to Home...Then i would tend to agree that 70k LY Doesnt work.. ;-)
posts on 4/10/2006 11:47:45 PM aye, aye, Bleach. Anyone else who agrees raise their hand...
Jason posts on 2/24/2006 4:42:15 PM Actually, it does depend on the the position of our galaxay in relation to the Alpha Quadrant. However, like any Star Trek episodes, there comes a time when you have to make assumptions. Nevertheless, we do know that our planet's solar system is on the very edge of our Galaxy. Very close indeed.
Trekfan posts on 1/11/2006 3:57:28 PM Frankly I think a lot of people overlook the fact that Star Trek is science fiction at its best. Voyager's journey to the edge of the galaxy prompt discussions and motivate the imagination. This is what counted the most. Afterall we saw the Enterprise-A journey to the center of the galaxy or to the galactic edge within hours instead of centuries. How realistic is that?
Chakotayfan100 posts on 1/11/2006 12:57:05 PM Why on earth in star trek voyager sacred ground did janeway say she can't pain that her sister was always the artistic one but in the episode hunters at the end when chakotay entered her ready room he found her painting and quit well at that?
Bleach posts on 9/25/2005 2:05:36 PM Get a job. It's fiction, for crying out loud. Who cares. If it's entertaining, that's the bottom line. Stop buying Star Trek Starfleet Guides off of eBay and go out and be a productive member of society.

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