Re: A Random Question/Ramble Regarding the Borg
No species villainous or not can remain a complete mystery when you include them in stories. The writer needs to be able to defeat them, so that each time they were used we learned just a little more. They had to have weaknesses to be interesting and to be useable, if not all of Trek would have ended with "Q Who." The Borg would have assimilated the Enterprise and then the rest of the federation.
Agreed. While the writers may not have always handled the humanization aspect in the best ways, I think it's an important facet of the threat the Borg represent. Having them simply be a mysterious, faceless (and potentially overpowered) enemy would be just as bad.
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