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How many Borg collectives are there?

At the end of star trek picard season 2 we see
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How does the borg queen keep coming back to life? [duplicate]

How does the borg queen keep coming back to life? She is killed but always reappears later. When Picard asks her about this, she says Picard is thinking so 3-dimensionally.
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Why was Seven of Nine upset at Borg drones being ejected into space, when they can survive in a vacuum?

In Star Trek Picard season one Borg drones are ejected into space. Seven of Nine seems upset at this. But what's the big deal, as Star Trek First Contact has shown that Borg drones can survive in ...
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On what basis do the Borg number the species?

Well, the question is practically self-explanatory, but still, I will elaborate. The Borg queen says in Voyager, that she herself came from species 125, which means, she must not have been the first, ...
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Who was the first Borg? [duplicate]

In 'Star Trek: Voyager', we find out in one of the episodes (I for the life of me can't remember which... edits are welcome), that the Borg Queen (portrayed beautifully by Susanna Thompson) comes from ...
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Why was the Borg Queen Recast?

Picard season 2 will feature the Borg Queen, but it's been recast with actress, Annie Wersching. The linked article says: Since Alice Krige returned to voice the Borg Queen in Star Trek: Lower Decks, ...
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Has the Borg's technology ever been shown to advance?

The whole idea of the Borg is that they're in a constant state of assimilation and improvement. However, has there ever been any point in the franchise where the Borg were shown to have become more ...
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Why did Data say Picard would be "an excellent drone" in Star Trek: First Contact?

I don't understand why Data said Picard will be "an excellent drone" in Star Trek: First Contact. Picard has already been assimilated, all his knowledge already absorbed by the collective, ...
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How do the Borg adapt and assimilate?

You see Borg drones or cubes being attacked and while some are being destroyed, they quickly adapt. But HOW do they adapt mid-battle? And how is technology described so they can assimilate it? Every ...
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How do the Hirogen interact with the Borg?

Both have similar properties. They are predatory. The Hirogen see every approach of prey to defend themselves as incentive. The Borg see every species worth assimilating as prey. The Borg can adapt, ...
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What do we know about the ultimate fate of the Borg?

The overwhelming impression that one gets while watching Star Trek: Voyager is that the Borg will win in the Delta Quadrant. With only a handful of exceptions, that are vastly superior to everything ...
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Can Borg drones control their ships with their minds?

I've seen some people get upset at seeing Borg drones press buttons on computer consoles, arguing that they should be able to simply control the ship via their hive mind connection. I'm pretty sure we'...
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If the Phoenix had been destroyed, would the Enterprise have immediately disappeared? [closed]

In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, the Borg Queen orders Data to destroy Zefram Cochrane's ship The Phoenix and Data then fires three photon torpedoes at it which end up missing it. If Data would ...
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In-universe explanation for inconsistencies in Borg designations

In ST:TNG 523 "I, Borg" Picard meets Hugh. When Picard asks his Borg designation, Hugh responds that he is "Third of Five," using an ordinal number. On the other hand, in ST:VGR, ...
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Why didn't Troi feel the mind of the Borg Queen?

In ST:TNG 2:16, in the Federation's first encounter with the Borg, Deanna Troi states: We're not dealing with an individual mind. They don't have a single leader. It's the collective minds of all of ...
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Why did Locutus not lose his hair?

Borg drones lose hair soon after assimilation, and the Borg Queen told Seven of Nine after Seven's implants were removed that the humans made her in their image and gave her things like hair, and I ...
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Did Picard violate Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter?

Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter allowed for extraordinary measures to be taken in times of extreme threat. In TNG episode I, Borg, by not infecting Hugh with the virus before returning ...
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What exactly are Romulan interests in the Borg Reclamation Project?

In Star Trek: Picard, one of the main locations is the Artifact, a derelict Borg Cube located in Romulan Space, which is the site of a joint project between Romulans and the Federation aimed at ...
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What was so bad about the what happened to the Borg drones?

In Star Trek: Picard, episode 8, we see the following happening to a huge amount of Borg drones: But instead it seemed as if the Collective saw the fate of these drones as irreversible and bad. Am I ...
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Why did the Zhat Vash fleet not kill the jettisoned drones in outer space?

Why did the Zhat Vash fleet not kill the jettisoned drones in outer space? We know from First Contact that drones can even work in outer space without a space suit. We know from the Voyager episode "...
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Do Borg have different collectives depending on which reality they exist in, or are all Borg across all realities part of the same collective?

Similar, but not what I'm after. In TNG Parallels, one of the alternate Enterprises consists of a Riker who claims that: The Borg are everywhere! So there's Borg in at least two universes, probably ...
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How is this mild Picard spoiler possible?

In Picard a familiar character asserts to Soji that How is that possible? In TNG, Data says I'd buy the idea that this is a well-kept Tal-Shiar secret, except
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What do the Borg do when they aren't assimilating?

When we were first introduced to the Borg in Q-Who, the cube was travelling somewhere when it notices Enterprise and decides to poke it. Worf: Captain. The cube has already changed course to ...
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What did the Borg make of the Enterprise D just vanishing during the events of Q-Who?

I remember reading an article (which I can't find anymore) which states the following (much non-canon incoming). The Borg wondered how the heck the Enterprise D made it to system J-25. (After ...
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Are there examples of "liberated" Borg who, even after a long time away from the collective, wished to return?

There are several instances that I know of Borg who ended up free from the collective. Picard. Did not wish to return, which is understandable considering the brief time he was Borg. Seven. She did ...
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Why haven't the Borg tried to assimilate the Talosians from Talos IV?

As this answer eloquently states, the Talosians have a lot to offer, both in terms of their leftover tech from before they were driven underground and in terms of their ability to project illusions ...
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Are Borg Drones able to adapt to projectile weapons? [duplicate]

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 ...
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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 be ...
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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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