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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old September 12 2013, 04:57 AM   #31
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Re: Are the Borg just robotic Zombies?

Agreed with the OP. I don't think the original intent was exactly zombies, but by First Contact they had been basically turned to this. I've always wondered if they weren't intended to be an extreme take on Communism and the like.
No. Not communism. It was on the decline when they debuted (the Berlin Wall fell less than 6 months afterwards, and the USSR less than 2 years later).

I think the Borg were intended more as a commentary as an example of the over dependence on technology, and the blurring of lines between machine and human.
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Old September 17 2013, 10:11 AM   #32
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Re: Are the Borg just robotic Zombies?

As much as some people may wish to forget, in "I Borg" Guinan mentioned that her people were assimilated, which is presumably before the events of BoBW and "Q Who", and Hugh himself mentions that the Borg learn by assimilation (and not stating in a way that implies that they only recently started to assimilate life forms in addition to technology)... so by that point in time they've already re-established that the Borg have always been assimilating cultures in terms of technology and people.
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