Originally Posted by Roysten
...Though to be fair, considering how long it took the Enterprise to reach the galactic centre, I think we can let off Pioneer 10 for making it out a few dozen light years.
I can agree with you on that statement! Haha! I think the novel of Trek V explained how Enterprise was able to get to the center so fast, but I forgot the quote, in addition to how it was possible. They should have used it to explain how they got there so fast. Darn, why did Scotty have to bump his head! lol It's like a slap in the face on Shatner's part: "Okay, let's find a way to knock Scotty unconscious so we can just skip the possibility of having a logical reason as to how Enterprise get's to the great barrier so fast."
*Info on the novel on Memory Alpha http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Star_Tr...er_%28novel%29