Spoilers Borg Question (might as well drop this now)

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Picard' started by Lord Garth, Mar 25, 2020.


Did the Romulans create the Borg?

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. No

    34 vote(s)
  3. I don't know

    3 vote(s)
  4. I have no idea what you're smoking, but give me some.

    11 vote(s)
  1. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    This is a very time-sensitive poll. In theory. 24 hours from now, we might know one way or another. But this is a snapshot.

    Do you think the Romulans created the Borg? It might sound outlandish. But it's all in good fun.
  2. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Aug 26, 2003
    It would require time travel shenanigans in the best of cases, and I sorta hope PIC won't time travel.

    Also, the Romulans seem genuinely curious about the Borg - but while they are keen on harboring secrets, they don't appear the slightest bit secretive about what they do with the Borg, even inviting guests to their vivisection sessions. (Or are they being secretive in secret?)

    Timo Saloniemi
  3. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    The Borg are wandering around... Stopping advanced cultures from becoming more advanced.... Which seems like a good way to stop anyone from crossing the threshold.
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  4. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    I thought this would turn out to be the big, bad secret earlier but after seeing the admonision, no.
  5. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Nuevo México
    Nope. But as I postulated after the first episode, I think the Romulans had FC with the Borg long before anyone else in Alpha - perhaps even millennia ago.
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  6. WarpFactorZ

    WarpFactorZ Commodore Commodore

    Feb 10, 2013
    Configuring the Ontarian Manifold
    It seems like this could somehow tie into the events of "The Neutral Zone" (TNG S1), where the Romulans make their first appearance after 53 years because "matters more urgent" kept them away. Remember that the Enterprise is investigating outposts that have been "scooped out of the ground". That had Borg written all over it, even though it happened prior to the Borg's appearance.

    So, while the Romulans may not have created the Borg, they are certainly aware of them and have had prior encounters.
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  7. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2003
    Some beach, east coast USA
    Chose 'I don't know'. It's possible I guess, I'm just not sure how long the Romulans have existed vs when we know the Borg started up.
  8. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Take it sleazy Moderator

    Mar 13, 2001
    The Good Place
    I doubt it. I think the Romulans got lucky and found a Borg cube, they then tried to use it to find ways to fight the robots they fear.
  9. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    I had a lot of preconceived notions about the show as it went along, but "the Romulans created the Borg" was not one of them.
  10. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    Somewhere in Connecticut
    Frankly, this theory is so three weeks ago. :p

    Stick a fork in it.
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  11. TPezz

    TPezz Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 17, 2019
    My original prediction was that Soji would end up being the beginning of the Borg, the very first Borg Queen. Of course there would be some sort of time travel since Borg are a lot older than Humans. But I thought the idea that, as Soji is technically Data’s daughter, Data, the man we all know and love, was the father of the Borg.

    But now I don’t know.

    I do hope that there is more to the Borg storyline and that they are connected somehow to the Romulans or Synths. I will be disappointed if the Borg cube crash is the last we see of them.
  12. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 16, 2019
    I wonder if Seven will make a hard choice to call in the Borg collective to help fight the synth coalition. Possible assimilation on one hand, versus total annihilation on the other. The Federation squadron will probably show up, too, to duke it out with the Romulans and everyone else. A battle for the ages. Throw in a cleave ship, too.
  13. RedShirt2009

    RedShirt2009 Ensign Newbie

    Jan 31, 2020
    Starfleet Command, San Francisco Bay Area
    I don't think the Romulans created the Borg and I can't think of any evidence to suggest it. I also don't believe the Tellerites created the Breen