Skip to main content
121 votes
Accepted

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 ...
Valorum's user avatar
  • 701k
70 votes

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 ...
Royal Canadian Bandit's user avatar
48 votes

Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

I'm not sure it has ever been spelled out in universe, but out of universe LeVar Burton explained in an interview: It was time. Eighty percent of my vision was cut off when I wore that thing, and it ...
Henning Kockerbeck's user avatar
42 votes

How did Cochrane obtain dilithium for the first warp flight?

Cochrane didn't need dilithium to use as the power source for his warp experiment. He used a 'nuclear power core' to create the energy required. The nuclear core in the missile: it was the same fuel ...
Valorum's user avatar
  • 701k
38 votes

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 ...
Mykewlname's user avatar
  • 1,972
36 votes

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 ...
Theik's user avatar
  • 5,389
29 votes

Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

Katherine Pulaski offered Geordi the options of ocular implants or the regeneration of his optic nerve all the way back in TNG season 2. At the time, he didn't seem keen on the ocular implants, as ...
LogicDictates's user avatar
26 votes

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 ...
jared.nesbit's user avatar
  • 2,864
25 votes

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 ...
Shane's user avatar
  • 1,701
25 votes

Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

In-universe, Geordi's VISOR causes him constant pain. From "Encounter at Farpoint": LAFORGE: Is a remarkable piece of bio-electronic engineering by which I quote see much of the EM spectrum ...
Andrew's user avatar
  • 51.6k
24 votes

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 ...
Jack B Nimble's user avatar
24 votes

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 ...
Danila Smirnov's user avatar
23 votes

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 ...
F1Krazy's user avatar
  • 15.5k
21 votes

Why mute the countdown?

Picard gave the order to evacuate the Enterprise a few seconds before the destruct sequence order was given, which explains why people were piling into the pods even as the audio warning (of the fact ...
Valorum's user avatar
  • 701k
20 votes

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 ...
Anketam's user avatar
  • 309
18 votes
Accepted

Why mute the countdown?

Picard has "issues" with noise Picard may have a lingering sensitivity to sound due to his childhood experience with Shalaft's Syndrome (Nemesis, 2002). Although Picard received treatment for the ...
Gaultheria's user avatar
  • 17.5k
12 votes
Accepted

What are the changes of the timeline made by "First Contact"?

The events of First Contact appear to be a predestination paradox. The Enterprise didn't cause any damage to the timeline because their presence was (unbeknownst to them) always part of the timeline. ...
Valorum's user avatar
  • 701k
12 votes
Accepted

When was the design for the "original" Enterprise (NX-01) created?

None of the ships in the case resemble the NX-01 except in as much as the NX was designed to resemble the ships already depicted. The ships displayed are the Constitution class (TOS), A, B, C, D and ...
NKCampbell's user avatar
  • 40.1k
12 votes
Accepted

Why didn't Picard use a tractor beam to stop the borg sphere from going back in time?

Tractor beams are easily shaken off and cannot work if the target has their shields up. While the Cube was destroyed, the Sphere appeared undamaged when it came out of the Cube and headed towards ...
Sava's user avatar
  • 8,859
11 votes

Where is the deflector array on the Phoenix?

Based on this Paramount-licensed poster from artist Matt Cushman, the ship doesn't have any shields or deflectors. La Forge mentions that the ship's "structural integrity" is holding, but ...
Valorum's user avatar
  • 701k
11 votes

How did Cochrane obtain dilithium for the first warp flight?

It may be worth noting that Lithium crystals were what was said in dialog in the first episodes of Star Trek "Where No Man has Gone Before" for example. It was later that it was turned into ...
lucasbachmann's user avatar
11 votes

Why did Data say Picard would be "an excellent drone" in Star Trek: First Contact?

I wouldn't take that statement entirely at face value if I were you. Remember that after the Borg Queen was killed, Data told Picard that he was tempted by her offer for a sum total of 0.68 seconds: ...
LogicDictates's user avatar
10 votes

Why did Data say Picard would be "an excellent drone" in Star Trek: First Contact?

IMHO opinion Data was insulting Picard. The movie reveals that the Borg Queen had been present on the cube which had assimilated Picard in"The Best of Both Worlds" and had survived somehow. ...
M. A. Golding's user avatar
10 votes
Accepted

Why was the year 2063 chosen for First Contact?

The novelization of Star Trek: First Contact from 1996, which is available for anyone with a scribd membership here, has a section after the story titled “A First Look at Star Trek First Contact” on p....
Hypnosifl's user avatar
  • 57k
10 votes

How can First Contact happen in 2024?

she believed was sentient already explains it. If her believe would have turned out true, Picard would have said "She found sentient life" or similar. Also, sentient does not mean ...
ths's user avatar
  • 1,364
9 votes
Accepted

Why didn't Picard destroy the Borg sphere before it went back in time?

This appears to be an artifact of the way the script changed between the draft and the final product. In the original, the Sphere was merely one of a fleet of Borg ships that invaded the Sol System. ...
Valorum's user avatar
  • 701k
9 votes

What's with "killing you where you stand"?

It is quite common saying in English language meaning "I am on the end of my temper, don't anger me or you will regret - I will kill you right here and right now". The Ngram search for this sentence ...
Yasskier's user avatar
  • 29.6k
9 votes

Why do the Borg care so much about Earth?

The other answers indicate that the Borg aren't threatened by the Federation, but I disagree. I think, during the initial encounter, that was the case - the Borg were simply interested in the ...
Omegacron's user avatar
  • 63.5k
9 votes

Why did Geordi have his visor replaced with ocular implants between Generations and First Contact?

In the deuterocanonical Trek Litverse (specifically The Insolence of Office) it was because of security concerns following the events of Generations in which his VISOR was hacked and used to aid in ...
Idran's user avatar
  • 369
8 votes

Why didn't the Borg drones in "Regeneration" become individuals?

In each of the three "liberated" cases you mention, the individuals were disconnected deliberately, by Starfleet personnel. The only reason Seven doesn't start assimilating people immediately after ...
Tim's user avatar
  • 6,267

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible