How could the "First Contact" Borg operate in space?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by t_smitts, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. t_smitts

    t_smitts Captain Captain

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    I was just rewatching the movie and this occurred to me.

    Wouldn't their organic components boil or freeze, depending on if they were in the light or shade?
     
  2. arch101

    arch101 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It would make complete sense that Borg have a life support forcefield kinda like what we saw the Enterprise crew use on TAS.
     
  3. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    And don't forget their nanoprobes. They could probably protect the drones for short periods of time at least...
     
  4. T'Girl

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    Hugh could feed if supplied with power in his brig cell, the FC Borg probably used a similar method for breathable air.

    Plus (as mentioned) encased in their force fields.

    :)
     
  5. Timo

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    I don't see why anything would need to boil and freeze. Surely the Borg would simply modify the skin to be just a teeny weeny bit tougher than ours is? It wouldn't take much, really: skin is very good armor against most things, including exposure to vacuum. All the Borg would need to worry about would be thermal regulation with internal sources of heat and cold - plus keeping their mouths shut and eyes covered, so that the vulnerable mucous membranes and eyeballs would not face the vacuum. Some sort of contact lenses would do the trick.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  6. Saint John Talbot

    Saint John Talbot Admiral Admiral

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    It's just a movie. :p

    But seriously, they have force fields, we see this whenever someone shoots at one in the movie.
     
  7. zipsayain

    zipsayain Cadet Newbie

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    Their cold blooded..
    lol
     
  8. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Because Borg headpieces would set the costume department over budget?
     
  9. M'rk son of Mogh

    M'rk son of Mogh Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Has the phrase "They've adapted" ever been used to describe the Borg?

    I'm sure I heard that once before, but maybe I'm just imagining it. ;)
     
  10. CoveTom

    CoveTom Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    We've seen the Borg adapt to weapons fire by putting up personal forcefields. So why couldn't they use a forcefield to protect them from the vacuum of space?
     
  11. Garrovick

    Garrovick Commander Red Shirt

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    Asphyxiation is irrelevant.

    Vacuum is irrelevant.

    You will be assimilated.
     
  12. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Despite these amazing powers, they still seem to have a hard time adapting to blunt force trauma and sharp objects.
     
  13. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Plus they've never been able to adapt to walking fast or running.