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Old February 19 2014, 09:13 AM   #1
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Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

A Borg cube or the Death Star?

Why?
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Old February 19 2014, 09:38 AM   #2
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

The Borg Cube can fire in multiple directions, can achieve transwarp, can adapt to almost any type of incoming energy weapon, and can regenerate when hit.

The Death Star is a slow-moving ball with a gigantic "Shoot This Here" hole in it that got blown up by a kid from the desert.

Sorry, gotta go with the Borg on this one.
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Old February 19 2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

Would have to say the Borg as well. With no shields, the Cube could beam drones over and begin assimilating the Death Star from within whilst smaching through TIE fighters and opening fire of the Death Star, the perimeter defences of which would be little more than a scratch to the Cube's shields.
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Old February 19 2014, 11:41 AM   #4
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

The Death Star is a ridiculously oversized and absurdly vulnerable weapon whose only purpose is to blow up planets - large, undefended, slow moving targets. It wouldn't stand a chance in a serious fight against any well defended, well armed ship, let alone the Borg. Maybe one of the supersized Star Destroyers could fare better - but still, shields and maneuverability are a major advantage.
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Old February 19 2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

How about Borg cube vs Vorlon planet destroyer?
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Old February 19 2014, 03:02 PM   #6
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

Well, with the Death Star there is the matter of the small thermal exhaust port right below the main port. I guess it depends on how good the Borg are at bullseyeing Whomp Rats.
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Old February 19 2014, 05:04 PM   #7
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

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Well, with the Death Star there is the matter of the small thermal exhaust port right below the main port. I guess it depends on how good the Borg are at bullseyeing Whomp Rats.
Or how many T-16's they have.

The Death Star I superlaser was unable to hit a target the size of a Borg Cube, so the Cube would have forever and a day to take it apart.
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Old February 19 2014, 05:11 PM   #8
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

The Borg would adapt eventually, but they'd never survive the first hit from the Death Star.

Multiple cubes? The Borg.
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Old February 19 2014, 05:23 PM   #9
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

Depends. Which one is Batman with? Does he have time to prepare?
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Old February 19 2014, 05:24 PM   #10
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

The Borg could beam over drones and shut down the Death Star's superlaser before it could ever fire.
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Old February 19 2014, 06:06 PM   #11
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

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Depends. Which one is Batman with? Does he have time to prepare?
He's always prepared.
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Old February 19 2014, 07:16 PM   #12
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

The Borg can beam over and assimilate the crew. Though, if they did and got a Stormtrooper they would no longer be able to hit anyone with weapons fire or probably even their assimilation tubes, leading to a ever ending corridor fight with no one getting killed.

In the end the only way to break the deadlock would be the first side to deploy the ultimate fighters in the galaxy: Ewoks.
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Old February 19 2014, 07:25 PM   #13
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

It would be hard for the Borg drones to adapt to the weapons of the Stormtroopers, given that the Stormtroopers would likely keep missing the Borg drones.



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Old February 19 2014, 08:17 PM   #14
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

If there were a fleet of Star Destroyers to keep the Borg busy, then it may be possible for the Death Star to get its superlaser up and running in time to destroy a lone Borg cube, assuming the DS is facing roughly the right way at the beginning of combat. Otherwise, given shields and transporters, the Borg would win every time because they could simply transport over to the DS reactor and blow it.

That's the problem with ST v SW, although SW weaponry seems more powerful, and the manpower is considerably higher, Trek Tech such as shields and transporters makes it like comparing chalk and cheese. On this basis, SW, B5, Andromeda and Farscape may be considered comparible (for a slug-fest), and Trek can only really be compared with Stargate.
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Old February 19 2014, 08:31 PM   #15
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Re: Who would prevail in an armed conflict?

Chuck Norris wins. Obviously.
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