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Would the Voth city-ship be able to hold a Borg cube inside of it? It's obvious it would be able to hold hundreds of Galaxy-class ships or even a few Deep Space Nines, so would it be able to fit a Borg cube?

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Probably not

On Memory Alpha, a Borg Cube is described as:

Borg cubes were massive in size, measuring over three kilometers across

(Which would be each direction)

Whilst Memory Beta says the Voth City ship measured over 4.9 km in length.

Looking at this size comparison chart, we see that the Borg Cube is substantially taller than the Voth City ship:

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It would be interesting to see how a Borg cube would react in that situation – Darren Jan 26 at 10:30
It could fit a Borg scout sphere possibly a tactical sphere – Darren Jan 26 at 10:33
@Darren indeed, but not a proper full-sized cube – Often Right Jan 26 at 10:33
@Darren: I think it's pretty clear how a Borg cube would react in that situation. Assimilate all the things. – Ellesedil Jan 26 at 21:18
@Ellesedil yeah the cube would be affected by the dampening filed – Darren Jan 26 at 21:20


This picture comparing the two (to scale) should help to answer

Cube vs Voth City Ship

These images are from the excellent Jeff Russells Starship Comparison Guide

The figures used to create these images to scale are from Memory Alpha - citing the Cubes size as

...measuring over three kilometers across and possessing an internal volume of 27 cubic kilometers.

VOY: "Dark Frontier"

And Memory Beta - citing the Voth City Ship as 4,900m long

Even though this only confirms length, the to scale drawings show clearly that the Borg Cube would not fit inside the Voth City Ship as it is too tall.

For Deep Space 9 - you might be able to squeeze 1 DS9 into the Voth City Ship if you got the angles right, (and if the Voth City ship is wider than it is tall, which it appears to be). Or many more if you took the pylons off/pushed them down.

Voth City Ship Vs DS9

Size of DS9 as given in Memory Alpha

Rick Sternbach's drawings for a four-foot miniature (six-foot as built) specify a scale of 70 feet to an inch, resulting in a conceptual diameter of roughly 3,360 feet (1,024 meters).

The visual effects department used 5,280 feet (precisely one mile or 1,609 meters).

For Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, Sternbach compromised at 1,451.82 meters (4,763.19 feet), although the new size matches only Doug Drexler's images of the exterior in the book, not his cutaways which depict a smaller station.

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The other chart, shows the voth ship to be a lot longer – Darren Jan 26 at 16:43
@Darren The other chart (I assume you mean the one on the other answer) has the Voth City Ship at twice the size (9,800m) as the size given in Memory Beta that myself, the Starship Chart and the other answer reference. The other answer seems to be using two different lengths for the Voth City ship. – Cearon O'Flynn Jan 26 at 16:47
Odd, that should really be "possessing an internal volume of over 27 cubic kilometres." Even a small amount over 3 kilometres in each direction makes a large increase in volume. If a Borg Cube was 3.11 km (not much over 3 km), its volume would be 30 cubic km. – CJ Dennis Jan 29 at 10:01
@CJDennis it should, or it should say "measuring 3 Kilometres..." bad writing from the Voyager team it seems – Cearon O'Flynn Jan 29 at 10:15
@Axelrod oh yes I was surprised too. DS9 looks tiny especially when the pylons are removed. But then as more of a star wars fan I'm used to expecting things to be bigger. Was shocked how big the cube was too. – Cearon O'Flynn Feb 4 at 16:33

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