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Old November 19 2010, 01:52 PM   #16
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Re: Borg colony scooping

Then why bother scooping up the colony at all? Why not just beam up everyone?

And why DID the Borg destroy/assimilate the Jouret IV colony in BOBW in the first place?
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Old November 19 2010, 07:01 PM   #17
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Then why bother scooping up the colony at all? Why not just beam up everyone?

And why DID the Borg destroy/assimilate the Jouret IV colony in BOBW in the first place?
It was a probing mission. They targeted a small Federation colony as an opportunity to learn something about Federation culture and technology without incurring any significant risk. Maybe simply ripping the colony out of the ground and leaving the scene minimized their risk profile and the likelihood of leaving any evidence behind from having drones on the ground for a period of time examining everything.
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Old November 19 2010, 07:50 PM   #18
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Plus there was the opportunity of getting classified StarFleet information. They could easily extract it from a recently assimilated Federation or StarFleet official living in the colony.
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Old November 19 2010, 08:19 PM   #19
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Q discribed the Borg as 'the ultimate users'. They were also shown to be very efficient. Buy using a tractor beam to pull the entire outpost into space, resistance would be very much futile. The Borg could simply pick and choose what they wished to assimilate or consume, and then simply discard the rest. Cold, calculated, and efficient.
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Old November 20 2010, 05:13 PM   #20
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Q discribed the Borg as 'the ultimate users'. They were also shown to be very efficient. Buy using a tractor beam to pull the entire outpost into space, resistance would be very much futile. The Borg could simply pick and choose what they wished to assimilate or consume, and then simply discard the rest. Cold, calculated, and efficient.
Quite a scary thought.
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