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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:

  • It would be interesting to see how a Borg cube would react in that situation – Darren Jan 26 '16 at 10:30
  • It could fit a Borg scout sphere possibly a tactical sphere – Darren Jan 26 '16 at 10:33
  • @Darren indeed, but not a proper full-sized cube – Often Right Jan 26 '16 at 10:33
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    @Darren: I think it's pretty clear how a Borg cube would react in that situation. Assimilate all the things. – Ellesedil Jan 26 '16 at 21:18
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    @Darren: That's unknown. Sure, we know that the dampening field affected Voyager. But, the Voth would need to have a dampening field that would interact with and disrupt the Borg's systems, not to mention that the Borg are highly adaptable. Also, it would need to disable the drones, since they are the ones that would be doing the assimilating. – Ellesedil Jan 26 '16 at 21:23
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No

This picture comparing the two, both at depicted at the same scale, 1 pixel to 10 meters, should help to answer:

Cube vs Voth City Ship

And with the two overlaid:

VothShipOverlayCube

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, despite being long enough, the Borg Cube would not fit inside the Voth City Ship as it is far 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. If you took the pylons off or pushed them down you could fit many more in.

Again to scale with each other at 1 pixel to 10 meters.

VothCityShipVsDS9

And overlaid

VothCityDS9Overlay

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.

  • The other chart, shows the voth ship to be a lot longer – Darren Jan 26 '16 at 16:43
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    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 '16 at 10:01
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    @CearonO'Flynn Oh, no, I believe the measurements! I just mean that it's weird for space stations that are supposed to hold cities' worth of people to be smaller than an average small town. – Slacklord the Terrible Feb 4 '16 at 16:31
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    @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 '16 at 16:33
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    At least B5 had some concrete measurements. 5 miles 2.5 million tons – Jeremy French Feb 10 '17 at 16:07

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