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Old November 27 2009, 09:32 AM   #31
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Re: About the Borg's apperance....

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"It has always bothered me that we might have to accept that the Borg were always supposed to look like how they did in First Contact with no explanation at all except because TNG didn't have a big budget."

No offense to you personally, but it's always bothered me when they try to "explain" the obvious, making farce of it all. Wouldn't we be better served by having the writers create new stories, ever better ones, or have the effects people retouch things than come up with lame fourth-wall shattering excuses for the nature of real-life reality? Make-up gets better, effects get better, cameras get better, language patterns change, social norms change. I don't care as much why Klingons look different between TOS and TNG as much as why they even matter any more. When we saw them last, I had a hard time believing they could even pronounce "phaser," let alone build one.
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And thank you to everyone else who responded in this thread. Especially the insight from Sci and the recent TNG novels. I really, REALLY wanna read those now! You are all awesome, lol.
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Old November 27 2009, 02:51 PM   #32
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Re: About the Borg's apperance....

The 8472 were also immune to Borg assimilation as well.

My own pet theory is that since most life in the Trekverse was created by the Progenitors, the stuff they all have in common makes them all susceptible to assimilation. Thus since the original Borg race were of the same Progenitor seedings, their methods of assimilation are very effective on everyone. But since the 8472 were from another plane of reality, they evolved independent of the Progenitors and thus they are more immune to the Borg.
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Old November 28 2009, 12:23 AM   #33
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Re: About the Borg's apperance....

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I would have liked to have thought that perhaps there was a species out there with a natural biological resistance to or shear power of will ability to not have the Borg tech take them.
Species 8472.
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Old December 25 2009, 07:30 PM   #34
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I think the Borg simply adapted to a new technology. The cube that assimilated Annika Hansen and her parents was experimenting on the new technology.
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Old December 26 2009, 05:47 AM   #35
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Re: About the Borg's apperance....

Did they always want the Borg to look like that? Probably not entirely, but, when the movie came around, they figured they could update the design slightly. The lack of explanation makes sense because, although obvious, it's still a more subtle distinction. I don't think you have to explain production changes unless they call attention to it in dialog (like they did in Trials and Tribble-ations for the Klingons).
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Old December 26 2009, 06:04 AM   #36
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Re: About the Borg's apperance....

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I would have liked to have thought that perhaps there was a species out there with a natural biological resistance to or shear power of will ability to not have the Borg tech take them.
Species 8472.
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Old December 27 2009, 04:20 AM   #37
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Re: About the Borg's apperance....

Quick theory:

It didn't look like the borg had nanites during TNG. Perhaps the discolored skin in First Contact is a result of the nanites? Also, a lot of the Borg in First Contact are freshly assimilated. Perhaps they lose that ugly complexion after awhile.

I guess Locutus and Voyager prove me wrong though. Just a though.
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