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View Poll Results: The Borg Kids on Voyager...
I liked them. 30 30.61%
Not loving or hating. 14 14.29%
I only liked Icheb. 18 18.37%
I'm on the fence with this one. 8 8.16%
Meh. Useless! 28 28.57%
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Old August 10 2013, 10:34 PM   #61
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Re: The Borg Kids

I'm quite sure two of them were named Plot and Device. Certainly they were discarded quick enough after they served their purpose.
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Old August 10 2013, 11:32 PM   #62
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I thought the Borg kids were a good idea. And I thought Child's Play was a really good episode. They, of course, could have done more with the Borg kids other than Icheb.
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Old August 12 2013, 01:41 PM   #63
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I would have loved to see more of the kids, especially Mezoti. But I understand why they couldn't have them too much, there are so many rules regarding filming with minors, espeically when they need to wear prosthetics. They're only allowed on set for so many hours a day and part of that time is for makeup application and removal, so in the end they realy have very little filming time
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Old August 14 2013, 04:29 PM   #64
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I've always liked them because Voyager wasn't in a good position to have a lot of recurring characters, let alone children. I thought they brought out human emotion and motherly instincts in Seven, so they served a purpose just by doing that.
True.

I think every Borg person would react differently to having been assimulated in coming out of it.

The twins could very well serve to show that. Borg are usually in a blank state, awaiting instructions. So the twins taking their cues from Seven whereas Mezoti & Icheb were not so "cueless" can show how some can be still in that mindset to await further instructions whereas, Mezoti and Icheb were taking their cues from their surroundings.

Perhaps it is the after effects of once being a Borg that it lingers on introverts moreso than on extroverts.
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Old August 14 2013, 05:24 PM   #65
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I think a lot depends on how long you were assimilated. Seven had been a drone for 20 years so she had a hard struggle to become human again. Picard was assimilated for, what was it, a matte of days, and he bounced right back to being himself. Also the peole that Chakotay encountered that were freed from the Borg, they had their personalities in tact. If they had been assimilated at Wolf 359 they weren't drones for very long

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Old August 15 2013, 03:31 AM   #66
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I've always liked them because Voyager wasn't in a good position to have a lot of recurring characters, let alone children. I thought they brought out human emotion and motherly instincts in Seven, so they served a purpose just by doing that.

I thought Voyager was in the perfect position to have a lot of recurring characters. Literally nobody can get on or off the ship, so they could have easily had a deep secondary cast and chose not to.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:44 AM   #67
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. . .Seven had been a drone for 7 years so she had a hard struggle to become human again. . .
Did you mean to say assimilated at 7 for 20 years?
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Old August 15 2013, 01:49 PM   #68
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. . .Seven had been a drone for 7 years so she had a hard struggle to become human again. . .
Did you mean to say assimilated at 7 for 20 years?
oops, yea I did
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Old August 17 2013, 01:26 AM   #69
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They were okay. I liked Mezoti and I really, really, really liked Icheb. "Child's Play" is one of my favorite episodes.
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Old August 17 2013, 02:52 AM   #70
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I didn't mind Icheb and Mezoti, but the twins Rebi and Azan were absolutely pointless. I don't think they said 10 words between them and had no character whatsoever. I can't tell if the kids were decent actors or not since they were given squat to do. They should have retooled "Imperfection" by having one twin save the other by sacrificing his cortical node. Would have had the audience care for them at least a little.
Yeah, Rebi and Azan could have gone the way of the baby... completely forgotten and never missed.

They didn't talk aloud much because they're telepaths.

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Without the Borg kids, Seven couldn't say:

"It is sixteen hundred hours. Fun will now commence."

I just about fell over at that one!!
This is one of my favorite Voyager lines ever!
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