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Do the Borg not wonder why everybody hates them?

A refusal to submit to assimilation is prima facie evidence that the individuals involved are acting like stupid, spoiled children. I've selectively quoted the Borg Queen to give an overview of their ...
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Why do the Borg care so much about Earth?

There may be a clue in the ST:TNG episode Hide and Q (S1 Ep10): Q: Well if you'll stop interrupting me. This is hardly a time to be teaching you the true nature of the universe. However, at Farpoint ...
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Has the Borg's technology ever been shown to advance?

One example that comes to mind is the assimilation tubules. When the Borg are first shown to assimilate Captain Picard in the episode "The Best of Both Worlds", they have to take him over to ...
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Why are the Borg not entirely synthetic?

The conceit of the Star Trek universe is that there is something about 'life' that is special and simply can't be achieved artificially. This premise is violated repeatedly, with: the Soong-type ...
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Did Picard violate Article 14, Section 31 of the Starfleet Charter?

As written, the article is permissive, not prescriptive- it allows someone to take 'extraordinary measures', but does not require them to. Using Hugh to transmit the virus might have been legal, but ...
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Why do the Borg care so much about Earth?

1. Q himself answered your question in Season Two Episode 16 when he sent the Enterprise to encounter the Borg for the first time - "Q Who". "The Borg are the ultimate user. They're ...
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Is Borg adaptation only temporary?

Because the borg adapt to a frequency Star Trek shields work on a frequency, and once you know that frequency, you can alter your weapons to bypass those shields, which is why you'll often hear ...
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Are there examples of "liberated" Borg who, even after a long time away from the collective, wished to return?

The Voyager episode "Unity". They discover that some of the disconnected Borg (an accident separated them from the Collective) want to go back to a hive mind (in their case, called the Co-operative). ...
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Why can't humans resist the Borg when they’re smart enough to design weapons against Species 8472?

I think the premise is flawed. Species 8472 turned out to be vulnerable to a blend of Borg technology (beyond our capacity to design, but not beyond our capacity to re-task) and highly experimental ...
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Has the Borg's technology ever been shown to advance?

Although there are various minor instances of the Borg adapting to various efforts made by Picard and Janeway to attack them, a really solid example of technological progress is the Borg's acquisition ...
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What are the known Borg failed assimilations?

Humans. Probably not the answer that you were expecting, but Humans, and to a broader extent, all the Federation species, proved to be a hard challenge for the Borg Collective, repeatedly inflicting ...
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What exactly happened to the 18 crew members who were reported as "missing" in "Q Who"?

It was revealed in the EU novel Greater than the Sum that the eighteen crew members were in fact assimilated by the Borg, rather than killed by exposure to space (or sliced in half by the Borg cutting ...
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What exactly happened to the 18 crew members who were reported as "missing" in "Q Who"?

The concept of assimilation was introduced in Best of Both Worlds, but later works develop the concept and even retcon it as the modus operandi of the Borg. The Voyager episode Raven, in particular, ...
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Is Borg adaptation only temporary?

Because they value resources over drones. While it's true that the Borg adapt to phaser frequency, they would rather lose a few drones than waste the energy and resources to constantly have defenses ...
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Why do the Borg care so much about Earth?

A ship pops out of nowhere in front of a Borg cube. Then after a brief tussle that ship vanishes. While they know about Earth and the federation from assimilating 7of9 and the border colonies, there ...
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What do the Borg do when they aren't assimilating?

Apparently, in their free time the Borg patrol their space, as seen in the episode "Unimatrix Zero, Part II": AXUM: It turns out I'm on a scout ship patrolling the border of fluidic space. ...
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Were the Borg destroyed at the end of Voyager?

The Borg Queen was likely destroyed, but this doesn't mean the Borg were destroyed We see the Borg Queen losing her limbs and her connection to the collective. However, we know that this doesn't ...
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Do the Borg not wonder why everybody hates them?

Everyone is the hero of their own story. The Borg are no exception. A true hero says " I have good in me and evil in me, I need to suppress the evil and elevate the good. A villain says "I only have ...
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In Star Trek: First Contact, why didn't the Borg go back in time before they entered into Federation space?

There aren't really any evidence to support any theory, but when First Contact was released, controlled time travel in universe was rare and usually unstable. Other Borg spheres encountered by ...
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How do the Borg switch from being "kinder, gentler" (S2 finale) to evil, necro-y villains again (S3 finale) in Star Trek Picard?

Multiple, independent Borg Collectives are an old characteristic of the Borg The Borg are introduced as a huge, completely interconnected hive mind, which is one characteristic that makes them ...
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Why was Seven of Nine upset at Borg drones being ejected into space, when they can survive in a vacuum?

According to the top-voted answer on this question, Star Trek: Voyager establishes that Borg drones can only survive in the vacuum of space temporarily, not indefinitely. The question itself notes ...
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What is the meaning of Borg names?

Those names are job titles. Seven of Nine's full name is "Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01." Unimatrix means a large group of Borg with 01 being the Borg queen's group of Borg,...
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Where were the advanced species and civilizations of ST:TOS during the war against the Borg?

One of the key societal traits of the "god-like aliens" that the crew of the Enterprise encounter is one of deep withdrawal from the affairs of the races that remain in the galaxy. Q was relatively ...
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Why are the Borg not entirely synthetic?

All the imperfections you claim biology has either don't exist or also exist in technical components. It is also unclear what exactly the Borg's vision of 'perfection' is. Finally of course the ...
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Did Hugh ever accomplish his mission?

Yes Hugh reappears in the episode Descent Part II where we learn that Hugh did indeed make the Borg into individuals... but that the result was chaotic and left them open to being manipulated by Lore (...
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Was V'ger responsible for the creation of the Borg?

V'ger was NOT the creator of the Borg, nor did the Borg have anything to do with V'ger, contrary to what is believed or written in the Star Trek lexicon to try to explain how the V'ger vessel was ...
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Were the Borg Always intended to be a Delta Quadrant power?

The Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Journal (not the Manual) from 1992 contains a rough map of the galaxy, indicating Borg space in the Delta Quadrant. That's about the time of the Descent ...
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In Star Trek: First Contact, why didn't the Borg go back in time before they entered into Federation space?

To quote the Borg from First Contact: 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 ...
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What did the Borg cut out of the Enterprise-D?

Based on the Rick Sternbach Star Trek: The Next Generation Blueprints, we can take a reasonable guess at what the Borg managed to grab, assuming the beam cut through the ship cleanly from its point of ...
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Do the Borg assimilate non-sentient creatures?

Main Canon Within the main canon there are no examples of the Borg successfully assimilating anything other than sentient, bipedal, humanoid creatures. That being said, there's no reason to assume ...
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