The Wormhole wrote:
In regards to the Borg fighting against altKirk and crew, I have no problem with that. Enterprise (which is still completely 100% correct in this timeline as well) already established Borg tech pre-TOS, so Kirk and company coming up against them would be perfectly acceptable.
But why not throw the TOS crew up against Cardassians? The 2009 movie confirms Starfleet has meet the Cardies at this point, and it would provide audiences with something they've never seen before (TOS era Cardassians) without it feeling quite so... contrived as bringing in the Borg.
The Borg have more pop culture recognition than the Cardassians, so Hollywood suits would feel more comfortable with a Borg movie than they would a Cardassian one.
Oh definitely, but that's kinda what I mean. The inclusion of the Borg wouldn't feel like an organic
(for want of a better word) decision on the part of the film-makers. It'd feel to me like a cynical marketing decision, rather than something that is in the best interests of the script. A little like using Khan did, in fact...
But like I say, concerns like "But the Borg belonged to TNG..." don't matter to me so much. It's irrelevant. ENT already introduced the Borg into the pre-timeline change canon, so it wouldn't be an issue to weave them into the script.