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Old November 17 2011, 08:08 PM   #183
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Re: the state of sf/f TV development for 2012-13

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True, but that didn't necessitate the Queen, so no, zombie-type villains do not need to be given a 'face' to continue to work in stories.
It's dangerous to take any analogy too literally, and that applies to this whole "zombie" business here.
Not really. As you said before:

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The problem with the Borg was that, as originally conceived, they were just an impersonal force of nature, and since story is fundamentally driven by character, you can't tell many stories about something impersonal.
This statement can be applied equally to zombies as it can Borg, and the fact the statement does not work when applied to zombies undermines the premise. Clearly, one can tell many stories about something impersonal. If there is a reason one cannot tell many stories about impersonal Borg, then the question becomes what that is, because the lack of personhood for the antagonists themselves is not the whole of it.
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