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Old July 29 2011, 01:21 AM   #183
Anwar
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Re: Why do people keep saying Voyager weakened the Borg?

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Unicomplex? What unicomplex? That concept wasn't invented until VOY. The cube could have been the equivalent. Guinan didn't say anything about cubes. The cube could have been the mothership which launched the swarms.
Right, one ship is supposed to represent their mobile homeworld. That's why we saw the "swarms" in BOBW, oh no wait we didn't! All we saw was one ship, out of millions.

It was quite obviously the sequel to Q Who and the conclusion of that arc.
This wasn't in line with what Guinan said. The One Cube was not part of a "swarm", no "swarms" were launched from that Cube in BOBW, the way she said the line in Q Who? implied that true Borg force was NOT one Cube yet that's all we saw. It's not a proper conclusion.

A proper conclusion would be finding the Borg guarding the Transwarp Conduit they used to get to Federation space and destroying it, sealing them back in the Delta Quadrant. Or finding out where Borg HQ is in the Alpha Quadrant and destroying it. Or that one Cube was its own Collective unto itself and the other Borg throughout the Galaxy know nothing of the Federation. Not just leaving it be after only ONE ship attacks them.

When has this ever happened with other powerful beings or technology? Whether there were more planet killers was still up in the air.
In ALL those cases, the superbeings/weapons encountered are always ancient things and one-shots with the implication being that they were just remnants of long-dead folk. The Borg were a still-existing force after BOBW.

]Okay, you've lost me.
TNG and DS9 follow the idea of all folks in the Trekverse having the same types of borders and space no matter where they are, the Fed in the Alpha Quadrant, the Dominion ruling the Gamma Quadrant. To follow this story conceit, the Borg rule the Delta Quadrant. If they DIDN'T do that, then the show just gets slammed AGAIN for not following other shows' rules.
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