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Old July 29 2011, 09:02 PM   #189
Anwar
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Re: Why do people keep saying Voyager weakened the Borg?

BOBW was not a "real" attack based on what Q Who? said. Q Who? mentioned swarms, while BOBW was just one ship.

The stuff about the TDM came from the Trek Chronology book (which I think is canon) where it mentions that TDM was also thousands of years old. Being that old makes it a relic, an artifact of a dead species.

You said that Spock's uncertainty doesn't compare to Guinan's prediction that they would definitely be coming back.
It doesn't. TDM was never made out to be anything more than a one-shot, aside from that one line at the end that doesn't really change that. The Borg were made out to be much more than a one-shot, and the wrote themselves into a corner by overpowering them so much.

Hostile or not, it IS out to destroy life, because it feeds on it. Their attempt at communication was a failure.
But it's still more than anything they could accomplish with the Borg. And the Entity wasn't stupidly overpowered either, killing it was very possible (and happened).

You're not saying the Borg could rule the Delta Quadrant, you're saying they absolutely must based on the fact that a single point of their territory happens to be there and that the audience would be confused and outraged if it turned out any other way. THAT is absurd.
So if it turned out that they only had one planet under their control in VOY, you WOULDN'T be utterly let down by that and consider it an "emasculation" of the Borg that they only have one world?
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