Assimilate this

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Captain McBain, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    Do you think the Borg could assimilate the Sheliak or Excalbians?
     
  2. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd like to see them try it on a Medusan first.
     
  3. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    Excalbians, sure, why not? Nanoprobes might like silicon-based lifeforms, too.

    Sheliak, no, don't think so. Their lawyers would never allow assimilation. They'd keep the Borg tied up in courts for decades.
     
  4. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    Must you give a sarcastic answer to all of my questions?
     
  5. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's called a joke, lighten up.
     
  6. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    It gets pretty old when he does it for every single thread I create.
     
  7. MacLeod

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    I think the Borg would subscribe Shakespeare in regards to lawyers.

    "First thing we'll do is assimilate all the lawyers". :p
     
  8. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

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    Is it necessary to create a thread about this?

    --Sran
     
  9. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    What kind of answer would you prefer? What would a serious answer to this question be?
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    I want to see the Borg try and assimilate a Giant Space Jellyfish from "Encounter at Farpoint"
     
  11. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    I don't know, maybe try to compare the physiologies of Excalbians and Sheliak with physiologies of species the Borg have assimilated, or likely have assimilated. You did a good job speaking about the Excalbians.
     
  12. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    Of course not. Though I found it interesting. Was it necessary for you to create your threads?
     
  13. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

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    I've never started a thread. If I did, however, I wouldn't pick a dubious topic and get defensive when people joked about it.

    --Sran
     
  14. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    Ok, fine. I just think that topics like this are more interesting than "Who's your favorite captain?," but maybe you disagree.

    Constant joking is annoying.
     
  15. Captain Clark Terrell

    Captain Clark Terrell Commodore Commodore

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    No argument here, but the joking would happen less often if you didn't respond to it.

    --Sran
     
  16. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    Ok, Sran, thanks. Now please answer this: Which of the aforementioned races do you like more?
     
  17. Captain Clark Terrell

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    Never thought much about it to be honest with you.

    --Sran
     
  18. Pavonis

    Pavonis Commodore Commodore

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    Compare physiologies? How could anyone do that? The only Borg ever seen were of the one head/two arms/two legs variety. Nothing outside of the basic human shape was ever depicted as part of the Collective. So apparently the Borg don't do non-humanoids, therefore neither Excalbians nor Sheliak would be assimilated. Whether they could be or not, who can say? What is there to discuss about that? Any answer is as good as another.

    I still think the Sheliak lawyers alone would make the Borg leave them alone.
     
  19. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    It's too bad we don't know how strong a Sheliak ship is. I'm speculating, but I wonder if the massive temperature of the Excalbian body would fry the Borg nanoprobes.
     
  20. Lt. Cheka Wey

    Lt. Cheka Wey Commander

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    Seriouslyif th Borg ever show up in NuTrek there should be non-humanoid Borg. Some species would make great mobile mortar launchers.

    What about assimilating Tholians?