Dalek vs Borg

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by RB_Kandy, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Worf's Beard

    Worf's Beard Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    The Borg will just go back in time to when the Daleks couldn't ascend stairs back in the days of flared trousers, then they will defeat/assimilate them. Imagine Borg with flares? The horror! :eek:
     
  2. The Badger

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    Although only shown in the 80's, Daleks have ascended stairs before then. Way back in their third appearance, 'The Chase', Daleks were shown in locations they could only reach by ascending stairs.

    1) Your point being? What tactical advantage does physically climbing stairs offer that hovering does not? Daleks are capable of high speed flight. How will a Borg assimilate them when they stay out of reach?

    2) The only times the Borg have been stopped, it's by people without superpowers, superstrength, etc.
     
  3. sonak

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    1) The Borg have typical biped mobility. The Daleks do not.

    2) my point wasn't that the Borg were stopped by opponents with superpowers, my point was that the Daleks are repeatedly defeated by one really smart guy with a sonic screwdriver.
     
  4. Davros

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    Daleks are the superior life form in the universe. The primitive Borg would be swiftly exterminated.
     
  5. Herkimer Jitty

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    The Daleks posed a credible threat to the Time Lords, and have at one point attained the ability to unmake all creation. No contest, the Borg are fighting jet aircraft with bear skins and knives.
     
  6. MacLeod

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    Yes, but the Dalek's do win battles, such as the Battle of Canary Wharf. WIth the Dalek's vs Cybermen, the Dalek's where winning that battle even though they were heavily outnumbered initally.

    But the same could be said about the Borg who are repeatedly defeted by Starfleet ships.
     
  7. MacLeod

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    Now, I'm sure the Dalek's would find that the Borg are superior in one way, they are better at dying. :p
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    The Borg were defeated by one guy telling them to go to sleep.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    Compared to us humans the Doctor does have various superpowers. Starting with his ability to regenerate.
     
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    Worked to get the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan.

    :devil::devil::devil:
     
  11. The Badger

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    I believe the appropriate phrase is 'Boom, headshot'. That's pretty much it right there.

    We know that, on multiple occasions, the Borg have been defeated by humans. It takes a Time Lord to defeat the Daleks. Therefore humans are superior to Borg, Daleks superior to humans.
     
  12. Temis the Vorta

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    This sounds like a contest between two supposedly terrifying foes who are continually being undermined by writers who need them to lose. ;)
     
  13. MacLeod

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    Perhaps, but the Borg are supposed to be more advanced than the Federation, whilst the Time Lords are supposed to be more advanced than the Dalek's.

    So in once case we have an alleged superior race (the Borg) being defetaed by a supposed inferor race (The Federation).

    And in the other we have a supposed more advanced race (The Time Lords) defeating an supposed inferior race (the Daleks)

    One would expect the more advanced race to come out on top.
     
  14. Hartzilla2007

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    Actually seeing as the Daleks have something similar to nanoprobes and they also have a device that can block them I don't see why it couldn't be adapted to block Borg nanoprobes, so they wouldn't be reliant on just their casings.
     
  15. Xhiandra

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    But, but... the Afghans had John Rambo at their side!
    They couldn't lose!
     
  16. Sci

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    I don't think we know enough about how Dalek nanogenes work in comparison to how Borg nanoprobes work to presume that the same technology that neutralizes the former could neutralize the latter. But you're correct in noting that this would be another relevant factor in determining Dalek susceptibility to assimilation.