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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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Was Picard's de-borgification process used in de-borgifying 7 of 9?

(I know - a bit of creative license on my part with de-borgifying!) I was wondering whether the de-borgifying process that Picard underwent after he was assimilated was used as the basis for the ...
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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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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 spieces 8472 be any threat to Borg?

In the intro to the Scorpion. Part I episode, we see a Species 8472 attacking several Borg cubes, and their bio-lasers have absolutely no problems in penetrating Borg shields (even rotating and ...
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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. ...
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How does Borg technology spread when assimilating a starship?

In Star Trek:First Contact, entire decks are "assimilated" with Borg technology within a matter of hours. Do Borg structures, such as alcoves, "grow" by themselves (kind of like implants), or are ...
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The Borg witnessed Vulcan & Human first (pre-warp) contact?

In the Voyager episode Year of Hell - Part 1 Seven of Nine says that the Borg witnessed Human and Vulcan first contact before either of them were warp-capable civilizations: SEVEN: The correct ...
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The Borg uses many numbers as species designation, who were Species 1?

The Borg has always referred to other species by numbers (i.e. 8472, 3259 for Vulcans, 5618 for Humans ..etc ). It is assumed according to this that the numbers were incremental based on first ...
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In Star Trek First Contact, why did the Borg go to Earth, then back in time, couldn't they have time travelled first?

If the Borg possess the ability to time travel as we have seen, why would they travel in space to their target (i.e. Earth) then back in time, could not they do it from the Delta quadrant? That is ...
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Who is the first human to be assimilated by the Borg?

Was the family of seven of nine the first humans to be assimilated in the 2350s? Was it because of them that the Borg first learnt about humanity?
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If the Federation crew was able to beam aboard Borg cubes, why didn't they destroy it from the inside?

Many times Federation personnel beamed on board Borg Cubes, so if they were unable to destroy the Borg Cube by their torpedoes and other weapons why not simply plant a high energy destruction bomb ...
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Is the Borg Collective limited to bipeds?

How does the Borg deal with non bipedal sentient lifeforms? Are there any in the Borg Collective?
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Was there any mention in Star Trek canon or non-canon novels of any encounter between the Borg and Klingons or Romulans?

As far as I remember, when Borg cubes attack the alpha quadrant, they always engage the Federation and Earth is their primary target. Have there been any mention of any encounter between the Borg and ...
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How would the Borg collective work with two Borg queens?

In Star Trek: The First Contact movie, future Borg tried to contact their home world in 2063. If the communication was successful and the Borg from Delta Quadrant came to Earth in 21st century, ...
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Why don't Starfleet Officers wear protective gear when going abroad?

So I've watched pretty much all the Star Treks and from what I've seen, Star Trek officers don't wear any protective gear! Why don't they wear any kind of armor like the Klingons? Is it because the ...
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Why do the Borg need to assimilate entire species?

In The Raven, its mentioned that the Borg know much of the Talaxians because a small vessel was assimilated and their characteristics were added to the collective. Why do the Borg then need to ...
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Do the Borg have a language?

I just realised something, with the amalgamation of species and cultures into the Borg, what language do they speak? I see three options but I can't find evidence for any: The Language of Species ...
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Small ship warp into Borg Cube

According to Wolf-359 incident, 39 starships destroyed 11,000 killed or assimilated. Why didnt one of the smaller ships warp into that one borg-cube? Doesnt warping into it destroy anything?
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How can the Next Generation's unfamiliarity with the Borg be explained after Archer's encounter?

In Regeneration Starfleet learns about a culture that we (as audience) know as The Borg. According to TNG, the Federation doesn't seem to know anything about these beings when they "first" meet them. ...
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Why are there no non-humanoid Borg?

You rarely see non-human Borg, let alone non humanoid Borg. Are there any in-universe examples of non humanoid Borg, or do they only assimilate humanoid-type races (which would seem a rather limited ...
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How did the Borg come to know about Earth?

When the Enterprise-E destroyed a Borg cube in the 24th century, a small part of it travelled back in time (2063) to stop first contact of Humans with Vulcans. During the fight with Picard, two Borg ...
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Why do the Borg only assimilate at close range?

Ever since the Borg evolved to include the nanoprobe-injecting tubules in First Contact (at least, I assume they had only recently developed them since we never saw that method of assimilation ...
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Do the Borg assimilate down to the last being?

When the Borg assimilate a planet, do they assimilate down to the last sentient being and wipe out the entire population, or do they keep a portion of the population around as breeding stock?
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Why do all Borg look different?

The main shtick of the Borg is lack of individuality, homogeneity; one borg being functionally no different from the rest. They are assimilated with nanobots and from those nanobots implants are ...
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Do the Borg selectively assimilate only men, or are drones de-sexed?

In Star Trek, nearly all the adult Borg we see appear to be male. While there might be some reason out of universe for this, in universe this doesn't make much sense. When a culture is assimilated all ...
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Did the Borg collective have an insignia?

In some Star Trek games and other expanded-universe material, the Borg paired with the insignia seen in TNG's "Descent" episodes. However, were those Borg actually part of the collective proper, or ...
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What is the life expectancy of a Borg?

How long does a Borg drone live for, if not endangered and 'nature' is allowed to take it's course? I know that they still mature, case in point Seven of Nine who was assimilated as a child. Do Borg ...
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Can Borg survive in outer space without an environment suit?

This question is prompted from the scene in the film First Contact, when the Borg are outside the Enterprise creating the transmitter to communicate with the Borg of that time period, on the main ...
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What would have happened if the Doctor hadn't removed Seven's implants?

In the Voyager series, the Borg drone Seven of Nine is captured and reverted to a more or less human state when the Doctor removes her implants. What would have happened, to both Seven and the ...
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How many Borg are there in The Collective?

I've spotted a few questions about the Borg and the number of ships in Starfleet. This led me to think about what the best estimate of the size of the Borg collective is at any time in the standard ...
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What is the purpose of the red laser pointers some Borg have attached to their head?

I never saw a drone fire a weapon or anything where this laser guidance might have helped them. Out-of-Universe it makes for a nice menacing effect when several drones step through fog, but I really ...
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Why didn't Picard go through with the “geometric pattern” plan against the borg?

In ST:TNG Season 5, episode "I, Borg", the crew comes across a damaged Borg individual that they isolate from the collective, and name him "Hugh". Toward the end of the episode, they decide to give ...
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If the Borg assimilate a planet of idiots, does the Collective become dumber?

Is Borg intelligence based on the sum of all the parts (people) in the collective, or is there a base personality that is imprinted on newly assimilated persons?
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Why don't the Borg use some sort of projectile or beam weapon on their drones?

Why don't the Borg use some sort of projectile/beam weapon on their drones? When in a ranged battle the Borg drones can't do much more than walk to their enemy, it seems like a stun beam would be more ...
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How did Data so easily access and control the Borg ship?

From what we know of the "Hive mind," every drone, ship, and mind are all interconnected; each mind has the who Hive in their head. So when Data connected to Picard and his link to the Hive mind, how ...
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What happened to Phlox's Borg cure by the 24th century?

In Star Trek Enterprise (Regeneration) the Borg assimilate some people, cause havoc and run amok. During all this Phlox gets infected with some nanites and begins to be assimilated. However, he ...
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How did Archer conclude that Borg would screw up Earth in 24th century?

In the 22nd century, after the Enterprise NX-01 destroyed a Borg ship, Doctor Phlox told Captain Archer about a subspace message he was receiving when he was infected by the Borg's nanobots. The ...