Mikey wrote:stitch626 wrote:While 7 did say they were involved, she didn't say how. Her statement does not preclude events occurring differently from FC originally if the time-travel thingy created the separate universe.
Good point - if she was referring to the Borg's initial arrival at Earth, and the point of divergence was after that, her statement can fit with the "ENT = alt timeline" hypothesis.
Tiberius wrote:I don';t think so. Any divergance would have been at the point where the Borg appeared, creating a timeline that had the Borg in it and another timeline where there were no borg at all on earth.
Mikey wrote:The divergence in question would have had to have occurred prior to that, in order to make Cochrane choose an alternate course of action.
Mikey wrote:This still begs the question: how were the Borg encountered in ENT but unknown as of TNG?
Mikey wrote:The Hansens could have as easily been chasing rumors gleaned from countless contemporary non-UFP species. And it's highly likely that they never had the chance to report their findings once they encountered the Borg; ergo, the Borg would still be unknown to the UFP.
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