Originally Posted by fredsevent
Start with the original. If you shift the letters back in the alphabet 3 spots - i.e. H->E; W->T,
I believe you will have a nice distribution of letters. I'm guessing a simple transposition of
sort. I'm haven't actually done this yet, though.
I have solved the cipher. The first step is, as I describe above, a substitution by shifting 3 places in the alphabet. And after that, it can be solved as a transposition, but that's more difficult than another way (although that's what I did).
Stop reading if you don't want step 2. The 4-letter grouping is a clue. In fact, after the proper substitution you merely reverse each group of 4. This will give you the quote from Capt. Janeway. While Janeway is not my favorite ST captain, I like Voyager better than any later ST series.
Here's the quote:
"Ever since my first day on the job as a Starfleet Captain, I
swore I'd never let myself get caught in one of these Godforsaken
paradoxes. The past is the future, the future is the past, it all
gives me a headache."