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Old January 30 2009, 08:55 PM   #538
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Re: Star Trek: Destiny Book 3: Lost Souls - (SPOILERS)

I will say that I do agree somewhat; the version of the Borg as, basically, a really successful hive of insects on a galactic scale was terrifying in a very impersonal way.

But, for the record, that was already starting to be eroded when Locutus happened; there was already some amount of empathy projected there ("the species will come easier if we speak to them more personally"), regardless of the existence of a queen.

Either way, once the queen was introduced, the Borg had a personality; they weren't truly alien to our way of understanding. There was a sentience there that could relate to and communicate with people in real terms. Everything since, including Destiny, I feel has been necessary extrapolation from that fact.
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