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Old July 29 2011, 01:28 PM   #186
Anwar
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Re: Why do people keep saying Voyager weakened the Borg?

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And now you're ridiculing it? Make up your mind.

And why not? We didn't know how many Borg there were, and the cube was enormous. At least 28 cubic kilometers remember?
That's not enough to qualify as a "mobile homeworld" for a civilization like the Borg. The Unicomplex at least would be believable as a mobile homeworld. And the Unicomplex at least matches the "Swarm" thing.

You're grasping at straws. She was describing what happened to her people a century ago. The foreshadowing line is merely "they'll be coming". And they came.
The implication was that their one encounter in "Q Who?" was just the tip of the iceberg and a REAL Borg attack would be far worse.

- They believed the planet killer came from another galaxy, but never found out how it got there and certainly did nothing to prevent more from coming.
- It was obviously a machine built by aliens, but they never found the HQ of those aliens.
- They never found out whether it was the only one.
- They just left it be after only ONE attacked them.
They believed it was an ancient automated weapon and thus not part of some bigger group. They thought it probable that its creators destroyed themselves eons ago, and that it was probably the only one (that it destroyed its creators, likely). It was NOT part of an entire species of sentient Planet Killers that deliberately were out to destroy the Federation.

And it was easier to beat than a Borg Cube.


Planet killer:
Spock: "I can't help wondering if there are any more of those weapons wandering around the universe."
Covered this.

Crystalline Entity:
Not a long-dead remnant. It was alive, with no implication that it was the miraculous sole survivor of an extinct species. So the rest are still out there.
It's not a hostile lifeform out to destroy humanity, and they developed a method of communication with it.

Kevin Uxbridge:
Picard: "We leave behind a being of extraordinary power..."
A compassionate being that felt remorse and had no desire to destroy the Galaxy.

What? There have been plenty of powerful races this doesn't apply to. Obviously, since there are only 4 quadrants to go around. Quadrants weren't even well established until DS9. Federation space does not encompass the entire Alpha Quadrant, and it extends to part of the Beta Quadrant. This is by far the most absurd argument you have come up with so far.
So the Dominion can rule the Gamma Quadrant, but it's absurd for the Borg to rule the Delta Quadrant. Is that it?
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