the growling chihuahua

Discussion in 'The Next Generation' started by Captrek, May 24, 2009.

  1. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What the heck? The Enterprise is no match for the Borg Cube. Picard knows it. The Borg know it. The viewer knows it. Bob Dole knows it. What is Picard trying to accomplish here? Is he curious to see whether Borg can laugh?

    Hey, Jean-Luc, I’ve got an idea: tell the Borg you have Corbomite. They’ll believe that. They’ll turn around and run home with their tails between their legs.
     
  2. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

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    I said out, dammit!
    So you'd just surrender and be done with the human race?
     
  3. Lt.Cmdr.LaForge

    Lt.Cmdr.LaForge Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Picard is a hero, fearless in the face of certain death. Thats why he's such a kick ass character =]
     
  4. RyuRoots

    RyuRoots Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Because saying "yeah, screw this, we surrender, just assimilate us" would be WAY more in-character and make for a better dramatic moment. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Tentacle

    Tentacle Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Picard was hoping that the borg can be bluffed,
    but then again he never did join rikers poker game until the very last episode.
     
  6. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I think that exchange between Picard and the Borg sums up Trek's take on the human race nicely. Mankind is never going to think, "oh, okay, surrender seems like a good idea." Let's face it, the bigger the enemy, the poorer the odds, the greater our need to say, "f*ck you, mate." :lol:
     
  7. sbk1234

    sbk1234 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well, he IS French.





    In all fairness, I have seen big dogs back away from Chihuahuas.
     
  8. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, but I bet you’ve never seen a Borg back away from a Chihuahua.

    (Please, no citations from Voyager, where such a scene would fit perfectly. The Borg in Voyager weren’t real Borg. They were the Borg’s wimpy cousins, the Voyager-Borg.)
     
  9. Tentacle

    Tentacle Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Actually I wouldnt have a problem with seeing a borg back away from a chihuahua. The borg would see that little mud as a lower lifeform unworthy of assimilation. ;)

    Now a chihuahua with borg implants, that would be something to see. :lol:
     
  10. Zameaze

    Zameaze Commodore Commodore

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    The Taco Borg Dog?