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Captrek May 24 2009 02:42 PM

the growling chihuahua
 
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Michael Piller wrote:

PICARD: I am Captain Jean-Luc Picard --

BORG: Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the Starship Enterprise, Registration NCC-1701-D. You will lower your shields and prepare to transport yourself aboard our vessel. If you do not cooperate we will destroy your ship.

PICARD: You have committed an act of aggression against the United Federation of Planets. If you do not withdraw immediately...

BORG: You will surrender yourself or we will destroy your ship. Your defensive capabilities are unable to withstand our --

PICARD: We have developed new defensive capabilities since our last meeting and we are prepared to use them if you do not withdraw from Federation space.

What the heck? The Enterprise is no match for the Borg Cube. Picard knows it. The Borg know it. The viewer knows it. Bob Dole knows it. What is Picard trying to accomplish here? Is he curious to see whether Borg can laugh?

Hey, Jean-Luc, I’ve got an idea: tell the Borg you have Corbomite. They’ll believe that. They’ll turn around and run home with their tails between their legs.

Forbin May 24 2009 02:56 PM

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So you'd just surrender and be done with the human race?

Lt.Cmdr.LaForge May 25 2009 12:05 AM

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Picard is a hero, fearless in the face of certain death. Thats why he's such a kick ass character =]

RyuRoots May 25 2009 12:11 AM

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Because saying "yeah, screw this, we surrender, just assimilate us" would be WAY more in-character and make for a better dramatic moment. :rolleyes:

Tentacle May 25 2009 01:38 AM

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Picard was hoping that the borg can be bluffed,
but then again he never did join rikers poker game until the very last episode.

WillsBabe May 25 2009 07:45 AM

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I think that exchange between Picard and the Borg sums up Trek's take on the human race nicely. Mankind is never going to think, "oh, okay, surrender seems like a good idea." Let's face it, the bigger the enemy, the poorer the odds, the greater our need to say, "f*ck you, mate." :lol:

sbk1234 May 25 2009 03:22 PM

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RyuRoots wrote: (Post 3003563)
Because saying "yeah, screw this, we surrender, just assimilate us" would be WAY more in-character and make for a better dramatic moment. :rolleyes:

Well, he IS French.





In all fairness, I have seen big dogs back away from Chihuahuas.

Captrek May 25 2009 08:16 PM

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sbk1234 wrote: (Post 3005344)
In all fairness, I have seen big dogs back away from Chihuahuas.

Yeah, but I bet you’ve never seen a Borg back away from a Chihuahua.

(Please, no citations from Voyager, where such a scene would fit perfectly. The Borg in Voyager weren’t real Borg. They were the Borg’s wimpy cousins, the Voyager-Borg.)

Tentacle May 26 2009 05:36 AM

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captrek wrote: (Post 3006287)
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sbk1234 wrote: (Post 3005344)
In all fairness, I have seen big dogs back away from Chihuahuas.

Yeah, but I bet you’ve never seen a Borg back away from a Chihuahua.

Actually I wouldnt have a problem with seeing a borg back away from a chihuahua. The borg would see that little mud as a lower lifeform unworthy of assimilation. ;)

Now a chihuahua with borg implants, that would be something to see. :lol:

Zameaze May 26 2009 09:22 AM

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Tentacle wrote: (Post 3007939)
Now a chihuahua with borg implants, that would be something to see. :lol:

The Taco Borg Dog?


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