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Old May 5 2013, 04:25 PM   #31
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

I suppose that depends on how you're defining 'trustworthy'. If you ask me, the Borg aren't deceptive at all about their intentions and so it's not really a question of 'trust'.
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Old May 5 2013, 04:44 PM   #32
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I suppose that depends on how you're defining 'trustworthy'. If you ask me, the Borg aren't deceptive at all about their intentions and so it's not really a question of 'trust'.
Touche. lol
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Old May 5 2013, 05:47 PM   #33
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

Actually, one might argue that the Borg are always trustworthy. This is because they always do exactly what they say they do - assimilate and destroy.
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Old May 5 2013, 05:49 PM   #34
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

The Q. Does one ever REALLY even know if what they are showing is even reality at all?
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Old May 5 2013, 05:55 PM   #35
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

^ The specific Q played by John DeLancie...I don't know if he's trustworthy, but he has never been a flat-out liar. I do believe the other Q (the Gerrit Graham version) who said that people mustn't believe that the Q really are omnipotent.
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Old May 5 2013, 05:57 PM   #36
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

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I suppose that depends on how you're defining 'trustworthy'. If you ask me, the Borg aren't deceptive at all about their intentions and so it's not really a question of 'trust'.
Didn't the Borg try to screw the Voyager crew over in Scorpion?
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Old May 5 2013, 06:00 PM   #37
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^ Actually it was just a case of the crew finding out that it was the Borg who started the war with Species 8472 by invading their space. I don't get the impression that the Borg would have reneged on their deal with Janeway etc. The Borg follow a strict set of instructions that doesn't deviate.
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Old May 6 2013, 04:11 AM   #38
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

Yeah, I meant the race most likely to say one thing, then stab you in the back. Star Fleet is most apt to try negotiation, so the whoever is most likely to use that as a weakness.

I specifically meant it to exclude the Borg(because they are pretty straight forward and make no deals to go back on) and the Q(because its really just the one Q that causes the problems).
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Old May 6 2013, 11:42 AM   #39
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Didn't the Borg try to screw the Voyager crew over in Scorpion?
To be quite honest, I never watched most of the later episodes of Voyager, so I was really thinking of the Borg up until First Contact or thereabouts.
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Old May 6 2013, 02:46 PM   #40
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The culture most apt to stab you in the back? I think that might be a toss up between the Romulans and the Cardassians.
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Old May 6 2013, 03:23 PM   #41
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Kirk: "How do I know you'll keep your word?"

Khan "I've give you no word to keep."

Kirk: "I see your point."

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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

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To all the people replying humans, I say bullcrap. I'm not saying that humans are by any means angels, but come on, they are not the bottom of the barrel.

there are more untrustworthy races in star trek. How about the romulans (lying every other appearance),yridians(has there ever been a yridian who wasn't a liar on star trek?), pakled(their entire progress is based off of deception for crying out loud), ferengi(rip off artists)... Hell, half of the androids in TNG we've seen have been lying sociopaths (lore). there are more but why bother? Humans are obviously not the most untrustworthy species.

few are more untrustworthy than the pakleds.

From memory alpha:

The Pakleds were a heavyset humanoid species native to the Alpha Quadrant. To the casual observer the Pakleds appear to be intellectually challenged, especially in their verbal skills. However, despite the marked lack of intellect they proved to be far more cunning than they appeared, and used their innocuous appearance to deceive other races.

is this a one dimensional boring trek race? yeah, sure it is. But they are a valid star trek race, and from what we've seen, they are far more untrustworthy than humans.
Not necessarily, no. See, with humans, you don't know what you're getting. With Pakleds, Romulans, Borg, Klingons, etc., you can bet that treachery may be a serious part of their culture, but with humans? Hell, no. We'll smile, shake your hand, share our noble sentiments, invite you into our homes, make you a part of the family, and all the while we could be taking everything you hold dear, or preparing to end your life. No one is more treacherous than a human, we're just very good at hiding it.
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Old May 7 2013, 04:16 AM   #43
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Re: Most untrustworthy race in the galaxy?

Any Admiral in Starfleet.
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^ Except Forrest (either version).
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Old May 11 2013, 07:36 PM   #45
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The soul eating Devidians, or Fajio with that nasty disruptor of his. The folks who left Armus behind maybe.
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