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Considering that the Delta Quadrant is at its widest only 50,000 light years across, and that the Ocampa homeworld didn't appear to be right at the edge of the galaxy, near the Galactic Barrier, it's entirely possible that this planet is not in the Delta Quadrant. 40,000 light years from where Voyager was at the time of this episode, depending on the direction that the transporter took Harry and his girlfriend-of-the-week, could easily put the planet in the Gamma Quadrant, approaching Dominion space, or in the most distant region of the Beta Quadrant, far beyond System J-25. I propose that the article be edited to remove the claim of certainty about the quadrant of the galaxy in which this planet is located. Lest I be accused of "speculation", however, I'd like to get other contributors' opinions on the matter before editing the article.--Antodav 21:38, February 22, 2010 (UTC)
- Here's a dialogue snippet from the episode that led to the Delta Quadrant reference, I guess:
- KIM: Well, these people have. I've just been to Alastria and back. Alastria is forty thousand light years away.
- GATH: We call it a spatial trajector. We are able to travel to all the planets in this quadrant.
- JANEWAY: How far can it take you?
- GATH: Alastria is at the uttermost limits of its range.
- --Jörg 21:49, February 22, 2010 (UTC)
- OK well I just watched the clip from the episode that you're referring to, and fair enough, I guess it does imply that the planet is still in the Delta Quadrant, although possibly not in the direction of the Federation. Had Gath been willing to let Voyager use the technology, traveling to this planet might have actually put them further away from Earth. Of course, they could presumably have used it to catapult themselves in the right direction. I would suggest suggest that the article be changed to say at least that Alastria is at the "uttermost limits" of the Delta Quadrant, or something to that effect, just for the sake of being as precise as possible.--Antodav 21:57, February 22, 2010 (UTC)