The Borg are a fictional pseudo-race of cybernetic organisms depicted in the Star Trek universe. "Resistance is Futile"

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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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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?