Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Aike, Jan 12, 2009.
Q: Isn't it ironic, don't you think?
A: A little too ironic, and yeah I really do think...
I always assumed that the Swedish borg play-on-words joke referred to a Swedish word (I think...) commonly used in the US: schmorgusborg
Because the Borg are a smorgasborg of species?
I think the word you're looking for is smörgåsbord.
I think he was making a joke or pun. Geez you need to lighten up dude.
As far as I know, he never changed the pronouciation of the name. He used the Swedish pronouciation at home and the English one abroad.
But a fun fact is that he liked drugs. Just as Braga and Moore who wrote the joke
And don't forget Borgy and Pess, the Swedish musical about a cyborg and his cute little dog.
I think I remember Borg chocolate bars in England in the late 70s. With Bjorn's picture on them.
What was in your cornflakes this morning? Not your usual style.
I'm watching the Swedish silent film "Gösta Berlings saga", and there's a wealthy Swedish residence in it called 'The Borg Estate'.
This immediately reminded me of the "Star Trek: First Contact" line, and I decided to look up "Borg" to find out if it really is a Swedish word and Lily was actually right (despite her line clearly being written for humour).
This thread was the first thing that came up in a Google search. The only references I can find to "Borg" as a Swedish word are the aforementioned tennis player and this movie.
I doubt Moore and Braga were thinking of the movie when they wrote the line (unless they're Greta Garbo fans, since it was the '30s star's film debut in a starring role), but I think this is a fun bit of trivia and reference to the movie anyway, whether it was intentional or not.
I was thinking of the tennis player (part of my family is Swedish).
In 1971, I owned a Datsun 510 that had a Borg-Warner transmission.
Wi not trei a høliday in the Collective this yer?
See the loveli nanoprobes...the wonderful subspace communication system...And mani interesting furry drones.
Ahhh Thread Necromancy. Have you no shame?
Nope. He drives a Volvo.
I couldn't resist resurrecting this sucker when 'Borg' popped up in a non Star Trek film. By the way, I have an update! I watched another Garbo movie ("Two-Faced Woman", her final one) and in that movie, her surname is actually Borg! So this confirms that Borg really is a plausible Swedish surname...at least in movies.
Ermagerd! Yer werl ber assermilerted!
Crosis sounds Greek to me.
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I started this thread almost three years ago due to a heated discussion on a Swedish Star Trek forum regarding whether the joke referred to Bjorn Borg or not. I always thought it did, and was very surprised that a few Swedish trekkers didn´t believe that.
So I bought the First Contact DVD and listened to what Braga and Moore had to say. And of course, the joke refers to Bjorn Borg.
I am not the least surprised since Borg was the best tennis player during the childhood of the script writers.
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