I've noticed that in Star Trek Voyager, the Borg almost always make a strange wet grinding sound. Is this breathing, joints moving, or something else entirely? There's hardly anything about Star Trek sound design that I can find in general, and nothing at all about the Borg.

Example: Scene from Dark Frontier

If you listen closely you can hear a grinding sound amidst the other borg sounds.

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    You'd best find an example on youtube. Otherwise VTC for "not clear what you're asking." I imagine the sound you are talking about is just supposed to be the sound of their servo motors, but I can't be sure from your description. Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 0:26
  • Example added as an edit.
    – Draq
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 3:17
  • Do you mean that whirring sound? Can you give an exact time mark? Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 4:26

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I think you're talking about the the individual drone's servo controls. When Seven of Nine was still a drone she made the same sound while moving.

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