Anyone interested in a "Borg Ship Recognition Manual"?

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  1. Chemahkuu

    Chemahkuu Admiral Admiral

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    Well more like;

    1. Cube
    2. Sphere
    3. Probe
    4. Diamond
    5. Weird thing
    6. Unimatrix
    7. Hub
    8. Armada designs (Assimilator, Detector, Yards) ?

    But yeah, theres book out there with this stuff in it already.
     
  2. The Borg Queen

    The Borg Queen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You mean the "Multi-kinetic neutronic mine"?
     
  3. captcalhoun

    captcalhoun Admiral Admiral

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    no, the thingy from Descent that the individualists flew
     
  4. HIj'Qa

    HIj'Qa Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The Prima guide lists several generations of

    Diamond
    Obelisk
    Cube
    Rectangle
    Sphere
    Pyramid
    and
    Tactical Cube
     
  5. Kolrad

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    Would a Borg diamond be distinguishable from a Borg cube flying diagonally?
     
  6. David cgc

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  7. Christopher

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    I suppose that "diamond" in this context is an inaccurate term for an octahedron.
     
  8. FredH

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    IIRC, a screen readout during one of Voyager's Borg-related episodes showed that thingy to have been a multikinetic-neutronic-mine-or-whatever. Presumably Lore found one, took it over and retrofitted it into a starship; this does not seem entirely out of character. :)
     
  9. Saratoga NX-3842

    Saratoga NX-3842 Supreme Overlord of the Universe

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    I'm more interested in a moratorium on any Borg stories for the next decade.

    They're the superweapons of the Star Wars Expanded Universe
     
  10. Christopher

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    A VGR episode may have reused a shot of that miniature and labeled it as something different, but that doesn't mean you should take that reuse literally, any more than you should with any of the hundreds of other reuses of ship miniatures, FX shots, makeup designs, actors, costumes, etc. The idea of converting a mine into a starship makes no sense. A mine is a small thing that blows up. You can't retrofit a hand grenade into a truck.
     
  11. David cgc

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    My favorite retcon for that is that Lore's ship was the minelayer.
     
  12. Trent Roman

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    I don't know... get the A-Team and MacGyver together on that problem, and I think they could make it happen.

    Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman
     
  13. Therin of Andor

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    My uncle's truck was a real bomb.
     
  14. Wowbagger

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    Are we allowed to call that the Liberator-class now?

    I mean, it's not like the canon is going to be using it anytime soon.
     
  15. Christopher

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    Fine by me, although I described the Liberator as just having a similar design to that ship rather than being the same. Related in the same way that, say, the Galaxy and Nebula classes are.
     
  16. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan "Down with this sort of thing!" Premium Member

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    To answer the original question, NO, from a creative stand point it's pretty rubbish (I never understood why the Borg had it's own subsection section in the alien ships section in the Star Trek Fact Files a few years back) from a marketing standpoint it's equally as rubbish given that non fiction trek books struggle to make large enough sales and I fail to think of a desent way to actually sell the concept, plus I'm sure all the information on Borg ship designs can be found either online, or in books, so, if you really want this resourse at your disposal, print off all the relivant pieces, but it in a binder or something similar and bobs your uncle, you'll have it.
     
  17. Therin of Andor

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    Because people would have complained if one major alien power had been left out?
     

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