Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Tiberius, Mar 18, 2009.
Thanks! I'm glad so many people here like my viewpoint.
Never read it.
Agreed. But in my model, this is not how the Queen works. The Queen is not just another drone selected by the Collective to speak for the Collective. The queen IS the Collective speaking through a puppet.
It is as though all the neurons in your brain worked together and formed a single mind, and this mind took control of a body (which is exactly what your mind has done).
The body we saw used by the queen was just a puppet. It wasn't a "drone" in the sense as Seven of Nine was a drone. The mind controlling this puppet WAS the Collective itself. The Collective is an individual, a single vast mind spread throughout all the drones. And apparently, it identifies as a female, given the type of body it chooses to serve as puppet....
I'd highly recommend it. It's not inconsistent with the model you propose, either, but it does add new elements to how we understand the Collective to work. Oh, and it's also a really good, really well-written story.
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