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Old August 9 2008, 07:30 AM   #16
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Re: Anyone interested in a "Borg Ship Recognition Manual"?

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No, but I see Waldo!
Down Under (and in the UK?) he's Wally. Makes no sense at all when he meets the quasi-Mirror Universe Wally, named Odlaw.
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Old August 9 2008, 09:31 AM   #17
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Maybe we could have Borg ship blueprints, and maybe *they* would finally show us where the bowling alley is.
PICARD: Mister Data, what can you tell us?
DATA: The ship is strangely generalised in design. There is no specific bridge, no command centre. There is no engineering section. I can identify no living quarters. There is only...
RIKER: What is it, Data? Life signs?
DATA: There is no indication of life. However... I am picking up a bowling alley.
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Old August 9 2008, 12:32 PM   #18
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Re: Anyone interested in a "Borg Ship Recognition Manual"?

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I think a book about identifying Borg ships is a great idea. In fact, I threw together some concept art for it:


Can you spot the Borg cube?
*peers hard at page*
...
*still looking*
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Old August 11 2008, 01:17 PM   #19
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Make it a kids book and have the Borg Queen teach young drones about different shapes.
That's a great idea!
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Old August 11 2008, 06:00 PM   #20
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Re: Anyone interested in a "Borg Ship Recognition Manual"?

There is a pretty good Borg Ship Recognition section in the Prima Guide to the Star Trek Legacy game. Ten or more pages with ships from the ENT era through 25th cent with nice picture, stats, etc.
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Old August 11 2008, 07:59 PM   #21
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Cube. weird random design. sphere. lozenge. crown thingy.

yeah, that'll be a varied book...
Well more like;

1. Cube
2. Sphere
3. Probe
4. Diamond
5. Weird thing
6. Unimatrix
7. Hub
8. Armada designs (Assimilator, Detector, Yards) ?

But yeah, theres book out there with this stuff in it already.
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Old August 12 2008, 12:12 AM   #22
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5. Weird thing
You mean the "Multi-kinetic neutronic mine"?
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Old August 12 2008, 07:21 AM   #23
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no, the thingy from Descent that the individualists flew
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Old August 12 2008, 02:11 PM   #24
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Cube. weird random design. sphere. lozenge. crown thingy.

yeah, that'll be a varied book...
Well more like;

1. Cube
2. Sphere
3. Probe
4. Diamond
5. Weird thing
6. Unimatrix
7. Hub
8. Armada designs (Assimilator, Detector, Yards) ?

But yeah, theres book out there with this stuff in it already.

The Prima guide lists several generations of

Diamond
Obelisk
Cube
Rectangle
Sphere
Pyramid
and
Tactical Cube
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Old August 12 2008, 10:32 PM   #25
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Would a Borg diamond be distinguishable from a Borg cube flying diagonally?
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Old August 13 2008, 01:38 AM   #26
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You tell me.
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Old August 13 2008, 02:09 AM   #27
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I suppose that "diamond" in this context is an inaccurate term for an octahedron.
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Old August 13 2008, 02:26 AM   #28
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no, the thingy from Descent that the individualists flew
IIRC, a screen readout during one of Voyager's Borg-related episodes showed that thingy to have been a multikinetic-neutronic-mine-or-whatever. Presumably Lore found one, took it over and retrofitted it into a starship; this does not seem entirely out of character.
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Old August 13 2008, 02:35 AM   #29
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Granted, only 7 different Borg ships have actually appeared onscreen with a couple of more implied, but I've always been intrigued by what people could come up with in trying to imagine different Borg ships down through the ages.

I'm more interested in a moratorium on any Borg stories for the next decade.

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Old August 13 2008, 03:14 AM   #30
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IIRC, a screen readout during one of Voyager's Borg-related episodes showed that thingy to have been a multikinetic-neutronic-mine-or-whatever. Presumably Lore found one, took it over and retrofitted it into a starship; this does not seem entirely out of character.
A VGR episode may have reused a shot of that miniature and labeled it as something different, but that doesn't mean you should take that reuse literally, any more than you should with any of the hundreds of other reuses of ship miniatures, FX shots, makeup designs, actors, costumes, etc. The idea of converting a mine into a starship makes no sense. A mine is a small thing that blows up. You can't retrofit a hand grenade into a truck.
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