R. Star wrote:
"Gender is irrelevant?"
Actually maybe not. If the Borg Queen can seduce Data, why not a Borg King with abs of steel seducing Janeway and Seven? That's what it would be too. A sexy hot Borg to appeal to the female viewers.
pfft, we don't need a Borg King to seduce Janeway and 7, the Borg Queen does just that just fine.
Actaully this thread is predestined to end with a facepalm.
It was a genuine question. We (or at least I) think of the Borg as a hive and their leader as a queen, like hive insects. But I don't think we've seen any reasons for the leader to be a specific gender. I'm just interested in what others think about this.
Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
In the Mirror Universe, the Borg DID have a King ("The Worst of Both Worlds"). They also travelled in diamond shaped (not cube shaped) ships.
I picture the Borg King being like David Bowie in Labyrinth.