Questions tagged [borg]

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Are Borg Drones able to adapt to projectile weapons?

The drones are able to adapt to energy weapons, but what about kinetic weapons like bullets or rail guns?
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Is Borg adaptation only temporary?

It seems like Borg adaptation, at least in terms of battle, is temporary. In every episode and movie I can think of, the initial attack against the Borg is effective. Unless the countless species ...
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Was Lore on the Borg renegade ship or on the planet where he was doing his business?

Something I'm curious about. When the renegade Borg were causing havoc with their attacks on the Enterprise and the brutal fight in the outpost, was Lore heading that ship or was he on the planet ...
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What would have been the Borg's plan for earth if the writers had not changed the Borg into assimilators?

I've always wondered. It was 1989. The writers at the time did not know what to do with the Borg. The end scene of "Q Who" airs. Guinan warns Picard that because the Borg know of the Federation's ...
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What exactly was the Borg's intention when finally capturing the ship at the end of “Q Who”?

If it had not been for Q saving them at the last minute, what would the Borg have done?
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What exactly happened to the 18 crew members who were reported as “missing” in “Q Who”?

I always thought they were dead in battle. The Borg didn't believe in assimilating lifeforms until "Best of Both Worlds." Yet others argue they were assimilated, and hence they were into assimilation ...
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Who created the Borg concept? [duplicate]

Who created the Borg concept? Looking at Wikipedia it is clear TNG had already started without the Borg as such, but with the idea that a new powerful adversary was needed. This article suggests a ...
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Was Geordi and Data's “invasive program” to annihilate the Borg ever attempted again?

In the Season 5 episode “I, Borg”, Picard directs his crew to come up with an "invasive program" to implant in their captured Borg drone "Hugh" in the hopes of annihilating the Collective. PICARD: ...
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Why did they never point the Borg towards Organia or a Douwd? [duplicate]

In all their dealings with the Borg, why did they never think of directing them to Organia or in the direction of a Douwd? It would have solved the problem quickly.
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In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, could the Borg have been beamed off the Enterprise? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: First Contact, once the Enterprise's crew found out that the Borg were on board, could they have beamed the Borg off the Enterprise out into outer space, or do the Borg have the ...
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Why didn't the Enterprise-E crew just use holodeck machine guns against the Borg? [duplicate]

Picard is pursued by the Borg while they take over the Enterprise-E. He starts a chapter of some crime-drama holo-novel on the holodeck. The crime boss and his henchmen carry tommy guns, which Picard ...
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Why did the Borg ignore these Enterprise crew members when they were assimilating?

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 ...
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Would the Vulcan nerve pinch work on a Borg drone?

If the Borg were to attack the planet Vulcan, could Vulcans incapacitate Borg drones using the Vulcan nerve pinch?
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Could a Borg member survive a ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’-type transporter malfunction? [closed]

Given how durable and adaptable the Borg are, could they survive the type of transporter malfunction seen in ‘Star Trek:The Motion Picture’(1979)? If so, could this Borg member reshape itself into ...
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Why did the Borg use a cutting beam in “Best of Both Worlds” part 1 act III?

In "Best of Both Worlds" part 1 act III, the Borg hail the Enterprise and demand the personal surrender of Picard: "Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the starship Enterprise, registry NCC-1701-D, you ...
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Can the Borg suffer from STDs or other diseases present in the blood?

We've seen that when the Borg assimilate a species they use tubes injected into the target to transfer nano probes. If someone is infected with HIV/AIDs, can the Borg become infected through ...
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Can the Borg use alien DNA instead of assimilating?

In the Star Trek: Voyager episode Drone, the doctor’s mobile emitter and Seven of Nine's nano probes come together to make an advanced Borg drone. Seven of Nine's dialog: SEVEN: This technology ...
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Why didn't Picard destroy the Borg sphere before it went back in time?

I re-watched First Contact today, and as sort of a followup to my previous question, why didn't Picard destroy the Borg sphere before it went back in time? When they finally did go back in time, they ...
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Could the Borg have origins from an awry experiment in the Delta Quadrant? [duplicate]

Could the Borg have been a result of a civilization in the Delta Quadrant trying to develop advanced medical nanites and the experiment went awry?
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“Your culture will adapt to service us” - has it ever?

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 to service us. Resistance is futile. ...
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Did Hugh ever accomplish his mission?

At the end of "I Borg", Hugh is tasked with reuniting with the Collective in hopes of introducing the choice of individuality and giving them the opportunity to freely choose a path that didn't ...
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Why are the Borg not entirely synthetic?

It is regularly stated that the Borg's ultimate goal is achieving perfection. The Borg attempt to accomplish this by assimilating various species "biological and technological distinctiveness" and ...
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How do Starfleet phasers become useful again after being rendered useless by Borg shielding?

The Borg have shielding and adapt to energy weapons, rendering them useless after a couple of shots. Why can phasers be used at various times immediately well, then again at a later date/episode/...
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How did Laura the drone end up in the Delta Quadrant?

In the Voyager episode "Unimatrix Zero" we meet one of Seven's Unimatrix friends called Laura who claims she was a Starfleet officer that was assimilated at the battle of Wolf 359. However, from the ...
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Did Admiral Nechayev Order Picard to Commit Genocide?

In Descent Part I, Admiral Nechayev arrives on the Enterprise and says the following to Picard (emphasis added): NECHAYEV: As I understand, it you found a single Borg at a crash site ...and ...
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Star trek Borg origins [duplicate]

could the origin of the borg be tied in somehow (creatively) with the original series episode "The Lights of Zetar"? Were they 100% certain they destroyed them in the compression chamber or just drove ...
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Which way is up in a Borg cube?

Do we know which way up the drones stand relative to the outer hull on a cube? If the (presumably artificial) gravity goes toward the centre or the "walls", do we know what the experience of walking ...
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Book Identification with Q

I'm interested in the title of the book where the Borg Queen attempts to assimilate Q, but the nanoprobes have zero effect. I think I want to purchase this book online, so please don't include any ...
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What is the end state of a starship that has been assimilated by the Borg?

In this answer to Why do the Borg have physical computer interfaces?, the poster states: As mentioned by MarvelX42, when assimilating a ship that uses screens, it makes sense to just keep using ...
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Why do the Borg care so much about Earth?

So the Borg are introduced to the Federation by Q, but the fact remains the Federation lives on the other side of the Galaxy, and aside from more possible encounters with Q / Caretaker like beings, ...
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Why are the Borg unable to remember their own history?

Some dialogue in VOY: Dragon's Teeth suggests that as of the 15th Century AD, the Borg had only assimilated a few dozen systems. Seven mentions that the Borg's memories of this period are extremely ...
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What are the known Borg failed assimilations?

Outside of Species 8472 are there any other aliens that proved to be immune to Borg assimilation and/or successfully drove them off, never to return?
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Why are physical interfaces needed in Borg ships? [duplicate]

Why do Borg starships like their Cubes and Spheres have physical consoles that require a physical touch to operate the ship's systems or to access data? And what is the need of view screens on Borg ...
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Why can't Hugh and Crosis escape from the Enterprise brig?

Borg Drones Hugh ("I Borg") and Crosis ("Descent") both find themselves in the Enterprise brig, unable to escape. Crosis even touches the forcefield with his hand. However, in Voyager, Borg Drones ...
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The Borg and their use of time travel, particularly as a weapon

In "First Contact" the Borg travel to the Earth's past to change history. Have the Borg ever made use of time travel as a weapon, much like (say) the Krenim in the Star Trek Voyage story "Year of Hell"...
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Is the Klingon's view of the Federation supposed to reflect the (future) Federation's view of the Borg?

In the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery, T'Kuvma speaks of the Federation as the enemy. His main argument against the Federation was This struck me as very similar to the Federation's ...
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Why could starfleet officiers not beam (ancient) nukes aboard a borg ship? [duplicate]

We have seen several times starfleet officers beaming aboard Borg vessels and do their thing. As long as they are not a threat. The Borg only assimilate things that are worthy of assimilating. To my ...
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Why didn't the Borg try to invade Romulus first?

If I look at starcharts of the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, the Romulan Star Empire is east, somewhat north east of Federation space (as viewed from above the galaxy). Now this corresponds with the ...
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Why did Q show the Enterprise-D the Borg when Jonathan Archer's Enterprise had already encountered them? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first Borg were shown to Jean Luc Picard because Q decided to tamper with the fate of Humanity and show them how grosly unprepared they are for what lies in the ...
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Why don't (didn't?) photon torpedoes affect Borg Cubes?

I can't speak for Voyager, since I don't recall whether Captain Janeway used photons against Borg Cubes, but in TNG, specifically, "Q Who," photon torpedoes are shown to have no effect. The ship ...
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Are the Borg defeated?

I just watched Star Trek: First Contact again, and then I reflected back on Voyager. What's going on there? Are the Borg gone? Is the Queen finally dead, or is she forever lurking?
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How could Geordi possibly know how long it would take for the Borg to be destroyed?

In "I, Borg," while working on the invasive program designed to destroy the Borg, Geordi tells Captain Picard that within a few months the entire Borg Collective should be wiped out. How could he ...
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Could Harry Mudd be the Progenitor of the Borg? [closed]

I know it sounds strange, but hear me out. Harry Mudd was last seen trapped on a planet of super advanced androids that operated with a shared consciousness. These androids wanted to study humans in ...
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Why would passage through Borg space take too much time?

I've just re-watched "Scorpion: part 1 & 2". This time I noticed there is a problem with the whole premise of the episodes. It's this part of part 1: BORG: State your demands. JANEWAY: I ...
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What are the similarities between The Borg and The Cybermen?

Having watched very little Star Trek, when I heard the monologue of: We are the Borg. We shall add your technological and biological distinctions to our own. It reminded me of the mantra of both ...
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What is the grinding sound made by the Borg in Star Trek Voyager?

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 ...
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Did we ever see a Borg drone with a chunk of its face torn off?

I came across the following image while Googling “human robot hybrid” (don't ask), and upon further investigation found it pops up on a few random blogs but always without attribution or further ...
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Why can't the Borg adapt fast enough to fight Species 8472 given that a human invented hologram could?

In their fight with the humans, the Borg adapt INSTANTANEOUSLY to the humans' weapons. What is so complex about Species 8472 that the Borg cannot adapt fast enough and fight it? What is further ...
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Why can't humans resist the Borg when they’re smart enough to design weapons against Species 8472?

The Borg were not a match for Species 8472 in Star Trek: Voyager’s episode "Scorpion." They needed humans' help to design a weapon against Species 8472. If humans were smart enough to design a weapon ...
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Do the Borg not wonder why everybody hates them?

The Borg tend to justify their actions by claiming that they are "improving" species, bringing them closer to perfection. They are bringing order to chaos. Basically they reckon they're the good guys. ...