Originally Posted by Samuel
That would have been the smart thing to do... especially from Picard. He is smart, isnt he? But then everything would have been over and he couldnt save the day at the last minute during a heroic fight. Captains like stuff like that. Looks good on their resume.
I agree. It is difficult to write a sci-fi story where you are trying to give one character the ability to mover forward in time, but at the same time ignore the easy win solution. If they had made it a rule that you could only exit the Nexus shortly before you entered it, then the whole Kirk helping Picard storyline would NOT have been possible.