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# 12
04-24-2013, 10:07 PM
Originally Posted by annemarie30 View Post
and it occurs to me that the NX-01 should not be in the game if this is the prime timeline.

In First Contact, the E goes back in time, defeat the Borg, and come back. No Borg in the past in the Prime timeline. in Enterprise, they discover Borg in the Arctic. Ergo, Enterprise must be the alternate timeline, the one the E left to return to the Prime future.
Close, but in reality, First Contact never happened, because Picard never left the Nexus in Generations. It was clearly established that once you were in there, you couldn't leave. So him popping out with Kirk and saving the Enterprise was just a fantasy created within the Nexus. Then, since the Borg programming was still left in the back of his brain from Best of Borth Worlds, he had another fantasy hallucination in which he dealt with it while also working through his anger and pain at what was done to him while he was Locutus. Etc.

So, essentially, Enterprise was an extended part of Picard's imagination, imagining what the birth of the Federation must have been like. That's why it made no sense with previously established continuity, but meshed fine with his (TNG) era.