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In general: That was not what they were doing As stated in the answer to the question How does the borg hive-mind work: Think of the Borg Queen (or any 'lead' Borg) as the brain, specifically, the Super-ego. It's the part that does the 'conscious' thinking, and decides on major courses of action. The individual borgs, on the other hand, have very little ...


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To expand on @Nerrolken's first point, note that Picard explicitly asks for the date they went to, not the distance they were sent back in time. This suggests that his concern isn't getting back, or judging the capacity of Borg time travel - he's worried that there's something specific they've been sent back to. In that case, he needs a date that he can ...


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The writers needed to incorporate the Gregorian date so that viewers could quickly understand the time period. If they used a star date, it would not convey the quick, intended information required for the scene. It was done to provide a ground for the plot without confusing viewers. This way anyone watching the movie knew the time and date without having to ...


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