Kirk vs. the Borg

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  1. Push The Button

    Push The Button Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Kirk successfully talked Landru, the Nomad probe, and the M5 computer into committing suicide, I think applying his verbal Kirk-Jitsu skills to The Borg would achieve the same result.
     
  2. publiusr

    publiusr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, he couldn't talk them down. he'd start with a speech and get injected himself--maybe by the Borg Queen, who would laugh at him as being easy. Kirk would meet his match from the lady from GHOST STORY.
     
  3. bbjeg

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    The more I think about it, Kirk is unbeatable and I think he knows it. Mid-injection, Spock would mind-fu-meld her, making her remove the nanos from Kirk, and make all the Borg return home (thanks to a concoction Bones whipped up multiplying his Vulcan abilities of course).

    Kirk has a cheat code activated or something.
     
  4. teacake

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    The Borg Queen is utterly seduced by Kirk but mid-assimilation she realizes everything she wanted in him is disappearing and she voluntarily reverses the process.
     
  5. BillJ

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    I'm up for a Kirk vs. the Borg flick. Sounds like more fun than beating the Klingon dead horse for the 1,111,111th time.
     
  6. JirinPanthosa

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    Classic Kirk vs Borg: Kirk convinces them the only way to truly assimilate us is to become individuals.

    NuKirk vs Borg: Kirk beams in and shoots everyone. He has a new unadaptable kind of phaser or something.
     
  7. teacake

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    But can't we just assimilate NuKirk just a leeeetle bit first so he evolves into the kind of man who makes passionate speeches about being an individual?
     
  8. bbjeg

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    Kirk is the Chuck Norris of the Star Trek universe. The Borg couldn't assimilate him. If anything, Kirk will assimilate the Borg.
     
  9. Bry_Sinclair

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    With with Superwarp and Supertransporters, Superphasers would be next to defeat an enemy like the Borg--probably something like the I-Mod from Elite Force, only with ridiculous move parts.
     
  10. Jedi_Master

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    "I say to you - Borg Collective - you!You are imperfect!"

    NOOOOOOO - and the Borg blow themselves up.

    Kirk wins.
     
  11. bbjeg

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    :techman: Something like that.
     
  12. Anwar

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    Well, if Kirk did get assimilated than most likely the plot would've gone the same only with Spock mind-melding with Kirk instead of Data interfacing with Locutus.

    Kirk's faced super-technological beings before, like V'Ger. Without Spock in that story I'm not sure how things would've turned out.
     
  13. teacake

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    This is like the best thing ever!

    :techman:
     
  14. david g

    david g Commodore Commodore

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    Is there anything in one of the Trek novels or elsewhere on connections between V'Ger, the Machine Planet, and the Borg?
     
  15. King Daniel Beyond

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    You want William Shatner's The Return.

    The regular novelverse, however, has the Borg and V'ger as being totally unrelated (see: Cold Equations: The Body Electric for what V'ger's bigger brother gets up to)
     
  16. Gov Kodos

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    Yup, it's what he does. Funniest line from Picard ever to Spock on his Romulan gambit about how such cowboy diplomacy will not be tolerated. Kirk and Spock's main gig involved a phaser, a smirk, and a great patter. That TNG generation just could not hang with Kirk and Spock, being a bunch of Herberts and all.
     
  17. david g

    david g Commodore Commodore

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    Thanks, King Daniel. I'm assuming that Shatner had this book ghost-written.
     
  18. King Daniel Beyond

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    Yep, by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, who would go on to write several episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.
     
  19. Jedi_Master

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    Off topic, but they are amazing authors, whose motivation for working with Shatner I never understood. I realize the money was amazing, but the difference in quality between the sections of the book they wrote (everything but Kirk's POV) and the rest (Kirk's POV) is so obvious that it makes for uncomfortable reading. I usually skipped all of Kirk's parts in the novels, as they read like bad - fan fic.
     
  20. USS Triumphant

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    Go ahead, caller. I'm listening...
    :techman: While Scotty deals with having acting command (Spock having been bypassed because his technical prowess as Science Officer is logically needed more urgently in this situation) and trying to quickly come into his own with some original strategies that Kirk won't be familiar with...