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Old April 13 2013, 09:06 PM   #39
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Re: I am taking command of the fleet.

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How come the weapons the Borg fire on the Phoenix compound are so wimpy? Same reason.
The Borg Sphere may not have been a combat vessel. Even if it was, it had just used up a lot of power travelling through time.

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How come the Borg come to Earth and fight through 24th century Starfleet defenses before going back in time, instead of going back in time first and then going to Earth with nobody but 21st century defenses in their way?
There wouldn't be a story otherwise! But, my personal interpretation, the Borg want technology as well as assimilating species. Earth in the 24th century is a greater prize than Earth in the 21st. So they send a cube to assimilate Earth, and only when that fails do they attempt time travel, a back up plan so they get something rather than nothing.
If that is the case and Borg want to assimilate Earth 24th century technology so bad. Why sent one cube. Heck wouldnt it be better sent 2 or 3 cubes to assimilate Earth or just hold one cube at Federation border and if the Cubes fails their mission. Cube at the border would time traval back in time to prevent First Contact and sent message to Borg Collective.. Also Borg have Time Travel Technology to use whenever they want... They can try again and again until they suceed.
Why did the borg send 1 cube when it has millions?
Because assimilating the distant federation is very low on its list of priorities - as is obvious despite the federation's and some fans' preconceptions. 1 cube every few years is the limit of the resources it's willing to commit to federation assimilation.

Why doesn't the borg travel back in time in the delta quadrant? Because it'll miss out on all the technological goodies the federation accumulated in 400 years. If there's a chance it can get them in the 24th century, it won't waste this chance.
The borg only used time travel as a last resort in order to get something out of the resources it invested in an assimilation.

The question is: why doesn't the federation use time travel in order to erase the borg from existence by preventing their emergence?
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