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Do the Q fear the Borg? [duplicate]

In episode Q2 of Voyager, Q tells his son: Q : If the Continnum's told you once, they've told you a thousand times. DON'T PROVOKE THE BORG!! If Q are omnipotent / immortal / all powerful, why ...
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In the Battle of Wolf 359, one ship survives. Which one was it and why did it survive?

In "TNG: The Best of Both Worlds," 40 Starfleet starships under the command of Admiral J.P. Hanson gather near Wolf 359 to intercept a Borg cube ship traveling to Earth. (The Star Trek Encyclopedia ...
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Were the Dominion aware of the Borg?

Are there any canon sources which indicate that the Dominion was aware of the Borg? If so, do those sources indicate what the Dominion planned to do about them? I find it hard to believe that they ...
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Why are the Borg different in Voyager and TNG?

When I look at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "I, Borg". I notice that that Borg reacts differently to the Borg in Star Trek: Voyager. Is there a specific reason for this?
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Inconsistencies explained by an alternate timeline, originating from First Contact? [duplicate]

There have been several questions — for good reason, I might add — dealing with a couple of inconsistencies in the Prime Trek timeline, surrounding the Federation's first contact with the ...
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Borg nanites prior to First Contact and “Scorpion”

Are there any references, either in the official canon or in the Extended Universe, to Borg nanites and/or nanoprobes prior to First Contact and the Voyager two-parter "Scorpion"? During TNG, the ...
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Do the Borg really only assimilate civilisations, not individuals?

A the end of the "I, Borg" episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, La Forge wants to beam down to the moon together with Hugh, because he is sure that the Borg, who will eventually show up to pick ...
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How much of the Borg collective did Lore control?

In the Star Trek TNG episode "Descent" (part 1 and 2), Lore exploits a weakened state of the Borg collective to become their leader (temporarily). How much of the collective followed him? I infer ...
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Do the borg ever focus on assimilating Data in particular?

Do the borg believe that Data is inferior to them somehow? his technology is demonstrated to be somewhat compatible (and perhaps superior) with the borg in the Locutus episode, and in Descent Part ...
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How did Q's actions stop the assimilation of the Federation?

In the Voyager episode Death Wish (S2x18) in the hearing between Janeway, Tuvok and Q there is a moment when Q brings three people from Earth across space and time to illustrate the effect that the Q ...
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Why does Locutus refer to Riker as “Number One?”

When Captain Picard was assimilated by the Borg, he lost his prior identity. He obviously was no longer on the side of the Federation, as he was actively working against it. And yet he still referred ...
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Why do the Borg assimilate children?

After reading several other questions surrounding the mechanics of the Borg assimilating children and pregnant women, with the use of maturation chambers to mature the child to a point where they are ...
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What happens when the Borg assimilate a pregnant woman?

In Drone we see a Borg maturation chamber, and they obviously assimilate children (like Annika Hansen, later to be known as 7 of 9). So we know what happens when they assimilate a child. What happens ...
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Why do the Borg refer to themselves as “We” and not “I”

In ST:TNG there was much made of the Borg being a singular entity, such that one Borg couldn't detach itself from another easily, analogous to a person being unable to easily cut off their foot. But ...
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Why did Captain Janeway decide it would be better to deal with the Borg than Species 8472?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episodes: Scorpion and Scorpion, Part II, why did Captain Janeway decide it was a better decision to deal with the Borg than with the currently unknown alien designated by ...
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Do Borg Drones dream while regenerating?

We know that Seven of Nine had dreams, but she wasn't fully Borg. I'm curious whether anything in the canon answers the question of whether Borgs dream while regenerating.
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Has there ever been an instance where the Borg assimilated a powerful species such as the Crystalline Entity? [closed]

Not just necessarily in the show, but in the EU. Can the Borg assimilate the Crystalline Entity? What would the outcome be?
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Has any race ever “established a relationship” with the Borg, as Guinan implies is possible?

At the end of "Q Who?", Guinan tells Picard that Q's actions led to a premature contact between the Federation and the Borg. The scene is largely in line with everything we know about the Borg and ...
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Why do the Borg have physical computer interfaces?

I was watching Scorpion (VOY) parts 1 and 2 last night and a thought struck me: sure, their computer interface looks pretty cool, but why do they have a physical interface (i.e. they tap the screen ...
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What would be the effect of a Borg assimilating a Q?

In the Voyager episode 'Q2', Q screams at his son "Don't provoke the Borg!". This to me is an indication that even the Q are afraid of them. Was there ever any canon discussion about the affects of ...
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Star Trek - Borg's Eyepieces

As seen through most of the TV series - including Next Generation - the Borg are mostly seen with one or two eyepieces. But the eyepieces are not always on the same side of the face for each different ...
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How was the Borg Drone able to transport through the Enterprise's shields?

In "Q Who," right after Guinan informs Captain Picard of the strength of the Borg, the captain orders the shields up. Several moments later, a Borg Drone appears in Engineering, having transported ...
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Why didn't the antimatter spread affect the Borg Cube?

In "Best of Both Worlds II," the Enterprise fires a burst of antimatter at the Borg Cube, apparently to no major effect. Why didn't the antimatter tear through the Cube?
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Is a Borg Cube larger than the Crystalline Entity?

Both the Borg Cube (seen in Q-Who) and the Crystalline Entity (seen in Silicon Avatar) seem to dwarf the Enterprise-D. Is it possible to know which object is larger? I haven't been able to find the ...
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Do the Borg get promoted?

After watching "The Omega Directive" episode of Voyager the other day, it got me thinking. Harry's initial designation was 6 of 10. When he "misbehaved", Seven redesignated him to 2 of 10, which he ...
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Have the Borg ever destroyed a species rather than assimilate them?

With their signature greeting; We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt ...
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Why do the Borg announce themselves?

As we all know, the Borg announce themselves with some variation of the classic: We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. The question is - why exactly they are doing ...
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Why don't Borg drones run? [duplicate]

It seems that they have the physical ability to run and yet we never see them doing this, even when quicker movements would more benefit the completion of their goals. To quickly stop an opponent from ...
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Why was Janeway able to do this <spoilersome> deed?

Since this text is visible on the main page, first some thoughts on assimilation tubules: Their purpose is to inject nanoprobes in the bloodstream of a victim. As far as I know, they are "one-way": ...
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How strong does a person get when infected by Borg nano bots?

In one of the TNG episodes, I saw Data lifting something that 3 people could not. In the movie and episode with Borg, Data could just destroy the Borg with his hands. How strong do these people get ...
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How are Borg Ships constructed?

How would you say Borg ships are constructed in Star Trek? Are they built in shipyards like most ships or do they assimilate other ships that they come into contact with and just grow from there?
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How could Data kill that Borg in Descent P1?

From this question, it seems quite clear to assume for the purposes of this question that Borg are considered 'living'. At the beginning of the episode (Descent Part 1, TNG) we see the TNG crew ...
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Are the Borg considered 'living' within the Star Trek universe?

Simple question: are the Borg actually considered to be 'alive' within the Star Trek universe (i.e. by characters in the show)? Considering the following definition: the condition that ...
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When did the Borg contact the Cardassians?

In an answer to this recent question there is a screenshot of a Cardassian who has been assimilated by the Borg. My question is simple: when the hell did the Borg come into contact with the ...
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Why are there so many human Borg?

Very related to this question, we know why there are so few/almost no non-humanoid Borg out there. That's all well and good. But in nearly every iteration of Borg that we've seen, every last member ...
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Were the Borg intended to represent a communist state?

I know that TNG was made during the end of the Cold War and the parallels between the United Federation of Planets and the 'good capitalist' society of America are striking. That got me thinking: ...
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Have the Borg ever travelled beyond the Milky Way galaxy?

I have looked around and I have not yet found a reference to the Borg and whether or not they have traveled outside of the Milky Way Galaxy. I know the in TNG episode 5 in season 1, the Traveler ...
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What are the biological effects of assimilation?

I am aware of some of the biological effects of assimilation by the Borg, such as the whitening of skin and the fact that hair stops growing (AFAIK), but what of other biological functions. For ...
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What did the Borg Queen mean when she told Harry “We'll see you soon” in Unimatrix Zero?

In the Voyager episode, Unimatrix Zero, the Borg Queen contacts Voyager and warns Janeway not to interfere in her attempts to root out and destroy Unimatrix Zero. As the communication was ending, she ...
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Why did the Borg never bring waves of ships to the Alpha quadrant to conquer it?

I just finished watching Star Trek: Voyager and it occurred to me that the Borg (especially with the transwarp hub that Voyager destroyed) could have assimilated the Alpha Quadrant with waves of ...
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Do we ever see assimilated Founders?

Are there any works, canon or otherwise, that deal with the concept of the Founders, or other shapeshifters, being assimilated or otherwise encountering the Borg? The idea of an assimilated Founder ...
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How can Species 8472 be any threat to Borg?

In the intro to the Scorpion. Part I episode, we see a Species 8472 bioship attacking several Borg cubes. Their bio-lasers have absolutely no problems in penetrating Borg shields and completely ...
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Why did Seven of Nine become human so aggressively?

The Voyager episode The Gift is, for all intents and purposes, the story of how Seven became human. Multiple times in the first 10-15 minutes the Doctor comments on how aggressively her human half is ...
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If the link to the hivemind was severed, what effects would this have on the Borg?

I was watching some episodes of Star Trek TNG recently, and I was wondering exactly what would happen if the Borg (specifically a single cube) was cut off from the hive mind. Would it have rendered ...
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Why would the Borg keep assimilation profile?

In (VOY: "Collective"), Seven of Nine retrieves the children's names from Borg's assimilation profiles. Why would the Borg keep such individual-related profiles? How do they manage to record such ...
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Borg naming conventions

I have some chickens named with Borg designations. There were originally 4, so each of them was N of 4. Two of them died though, then I got two new ones, so should the new ones get their own group ...
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Borg assimilation of non-sapients

Have the Borg ever assimilated a non-sapient species? Perhaps the equivalent of a large land mammal or a rodent or something of that sort?
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What Borg enhancements are retained by Jean-Luc Picard? [duplicate]

What Borg enhancements does Captain Picard still possess from his time as Locutus? It is clear that there is some link, which was especially seen in First Contact where Picard seemed to know where to ...
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The Borg became individuals following the reintegration of 'Hugh', how are they a collective again during First Contact?

Unless I missed something key during Descent 1/2, how is it that the Borg are once again a collective?
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Did the Borg follow a Borgesian philosophy?

(By Borgesian, I mean the philosophy of Jorge Luis Borges.) Context: I've been working on a book for quite a while. One of its main themes is the odd connections between random parts of history. ...