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Old June 6 2012, 12:25 AM   #1
David F. Weisma
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Who thinks the Borg are the most awesome Trek villains ever? It might seem they are gone, but they could get a makeover like the Cylons did. The few scattered ships are too weak to try and assimilate other species by force, so they announce they've reformed, and only take volunteers. Then the Ferrengi help them start a cult ...
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Old June 6 2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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Old June 6 2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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Old June 6 2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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David F. Weisma wrote: View Post
Who thinks the Borg are the most awesome Trek villains ever? It might seem they are gone, but they could get a makeover like the Cylons did. The few scattered ships are too weak to try and assimilate other species by force, so they announce they've reformed, and only take volunteers. Then the Ferrengi help them start a cult ...
I know it's kind of a silly nitpick in the middle of the rest of the craziness, but why Ferengi?
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Old June 6 2012, 03:53 AM   #5
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Because the new, rebooted Borg are going to be comic relief?
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Old June 6 2012, 04:36 AM   #6
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the new Borg cult are suddenly profit-motivated?

"we will add your capital to our own. Your investment portfolio will increase tenfold. Resistance is futile."
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Old June 6 2012, 05:24 AM   #7
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uuuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmm...okayyyyyyyy....

slowly backing out of this weird thread...


bye!
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Old June 6 2012, 06:35 AM   #8
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Then the Ferrengi help them start a cult ...
We are the Borg, lower your trade barriers. We will add your production facilities, distribution network, and consumption of goods and services to our own.

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Old June 6 2012, 09:53 AM   #9
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The Borg in a cult? Knocking at the door and asking you if you;ve found assimilation?
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Old June 6 2012, 10:06 AM   #10
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We are the Caeliar. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

BORG QUEEN: FUUUUU-!

And so ended the Borg, in the fantastic Destiny trilogy.


Although, yes, reimagined Borg could be awesome. Using CG to replace or remove body parts (a lower jaw, part of an arm, part of the torso etc), and replace some with machinery would make them look far more scary than just wearing rubber over the top.
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Old June 6 2012, 03:21 PM   #11
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We are the Caeliar. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

BORG QUEEN: FUUUUU-!

And so ended the Borg, in the fantastic Destiny trilogy.


Although, yes, reimagined Borg could be awesome. Using CG to replace or remove body parts (a lower jaw, part of an arm, part of the torso etc), and replace some with machinery would make them look far more scary than just wearing rubber over the top.

if by "fantastic" you mean silly, with a ridiculous Borg origin story. I wish they'd retcon that trilogy and use the Borg again.
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Old June 6 2012, 04:14 PM   #12
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I thought it was an excellent origin story. Each to their own, I guess.

The entire novel line spins off from Destiny now. No way is it ever being retconned away!
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Old June 6 2012, 04:27 PM   #13
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I thought it was an excellent origin story. Each to their own, I guess.

The entire novel line spins off from Destiny now. No way is it ever being retconned away!
Please. When they need a sales boost, they will be trumpeting the return of the Borg, loud and proud.
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Old June 6 2012, 04:56 PM   #14
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the new Borg cult are suddenly profit-motivated?

"we will add your capital to our own. Your investment portfolio will increase tenfold. Resistance is futile."
LOL, but I'd have worded it as "OUR investment portfolio will benefit from yours."

Or, "We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. We will add your distinctive financial capital to our own, to increase our portfolio. Your only hope is to open a Borg IRA. Resistance is futile."
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Old June 6 2012, 05:37 PM   #15
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Although, yes, reimagined Borg could be awesome. Using CG to replace or remove body parts (a lower jaw, part of an arm, part of the torso etc), and replace some with machinery would make them look far more scary than just wearing rubber over the top.
Sure but the best Borg stories (Q Who, Best of Both Worlds and I, Borg) worked well although they did not look particularly scary and FC worked not because but in spite of their zombie looks.
I am not a fan of the shift from the Borg as more of an ideological enemy to this Cronenbergian "assimilation is so horrible" stuff.
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