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During the movie, Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg were assimilating as many crew members as they could as they took over the Enterprise-E.

Picard watches a Borg drone lead a crew member away to be assimilated.

Borg Drone: Lower your weapons.

Picard: They will ignore us until they consider us a threat.

Two of the Borg drones walk right past Picard and several armed Enterprise crew members.

If the Borg want to assimilate as many as possible on the ship, why ignore several people?

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    "If the Borg want to assimilate as many as possible" citation needed. – Rebel-Scum Mar 24 at 20:15
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    It's likely they only initially created enough drones to carry out their mission. Anything more would be ... inefficient? – Radhil Mar 24 at 20:37
  • @Rebel-Scum Could you imagine a Borg drone saying "Assimilate ensign Lynch, but skip the Klingon"? Nah, if they are intent on assimilating everyone, I just don't see them leaving somebody behind. – RichS Mar 24 at 20:40
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    I think their goal at the moment was to assimilate the ship rather than its crew. The redshirts could always be assimilated later... – Rebel-Scum Mar 24 at 20:50
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    @Rebel-Scum You know that in the 24th Century the redshirts are in command? – RichS Mar 24 at 23:47

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