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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

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Old November 29 2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

I was just rewatching the movie and this occurred to me.

Wouldn't their organic components boil or freeze, depending on if they were in the light or shade?
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Old November 30 2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

It would make complete sense that Borg have a life support forcefield kinda like what we saw the Enterprise crew use on TAS.
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Old November 30 2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

And don't forget their nanoprobes. They could probably protect the drones for short periods of time at least...
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Old November 30 2012, 07:07 AM   #4
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Hugh could feed if supplied with power in his brig cell, the FC Borg probably used a similar method for breathable air.

Plus (as mentioned) encased in their force fields.

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Old November 30 2012, 04:27 PM   #5
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

I don't see why anything would need to boil and freeze. Surely the Borg would simply modify the skin to be just a teeny weeny bit tougher than ours is? It wouldn't take much, really: skin is very good armor against most things, including exposure to vacuum. All the Borg would need to worry about would be thermal regulation with internal sources of heat and cold - plus keeping their mouths shut and eyes covered, so that the vulnerable mucous membranes and eyeballs would not face the vacuum. Some sort of contact lenses would do the trick.

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Old December 3 2012, 05:22 AM   #6
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

It's just a movie.

But seriously, they have force fields, we see this whenever someone shoots at one in the movie.
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Old December 15 2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Their cold blooded..
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Old December 15 2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Because Borg headpieces would set the costume department over budget?
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Old December 15 2012, 07:44 PM   #9
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Has the phrase "They've adapted" ever been used to describe the Borg?

I'm sure I heard that once before, but maybe I'm just imagining it.
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Old December 20 2012, 05:04 PM   #10
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

We've seen the Borg adapt to weapons fire by putting up personal forcefields. So why couldn't they use a forcefield to protect them from the vacuum of space?
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Old December 20 2012, 11:22 PM   #11
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Asphyxiation is irrelevant.

Vacuum is irrelevant.

You will be assimilated.
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Old December 21 2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Garrovick wrote: View Post
Asphyxiation is irrelevant.

Vacuum is irrelevant.

You will be assimilated.
Despite these amazing powers, they still seem to have a hard time adapting to blunt force trauma and sharp objects.
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Old December 22 2012, 09:24 AM   #13
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Re: How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Plus they've never been able to adapt to walking fast or running.
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