Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by LeadHead, Jun 19, 2011.
DATA: Then the initial encounter was solely for the purpose of gathering information.
PICARD: How do we reason with them? Let them know that we are not a threat?
Guinan: You don’t. At least, I’ve never known anyone who did.
WORF [OC]: Captain, we are being hailed.
Picard: On screen. (The viewscreen in the conference room comes on. The Borg cube is shown. Then an interior shot of the Borg Cube.) This Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS…
Borg Collective: We have analyzed your defensive capabilities as being unable to withstand us. if you defend yourselves, you will be punished.
BORG: (many voices speaking as one) We have analysed your defensive capabilities as being unable to withstand us. If you defend yourselves, you will be punished.
Picard: Hmmmmm. Counselor?
TROI: We're not dealing with an individual mind. They don't have a single leader. It's the collective minds of all of them.
Picard: That would have definite advantages.
TROI: Yes, A single leader can make mistakes. It's far less likely in the combined whole.
Q: Picard. (Q appears on the view screen) Whooo. Picard, are you sure you don’t want me as a member of your crew?
WORF [OC]: Captain, the Borg have locked on to us with some form of tractor beam.
Picard: We’re on our way. (Walking onto the Bridge, the ship is now on Red Alert.) Report Lieutenant.
Worf: That beam is draining our shields.
Riker: If they pull down our shields, we’re helpless.
PICARD: Warp eight, any heading. Engage.
Wesley: Captain, the beam is holding us here.
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