Borg vs. Arsenal Of Freedom

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by USS Excelsior, Apr 7, 2021 at 9:48 PM.

  1. USS Excelsior

    USS Excelsior Commodore Commodore

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    Since the Borg wouldn’t be interested in buying it they would be continuously adapting to and one upping each other.
     
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  2. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    'Kay.

    Maybe this should be in the TNG forum?
     
  3. Tim Thomason

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    I think he means the Borg in general, not just the TNG Borg.

    The Borg would probably be able to overwhelm the Freedom Arsenal. Assuming they don't have Picard's memories, in which case they might send a drone down to "buy" the weaponry.
     
  4. Qonundrum

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    Sorta like the Pakleds? :devil:

    There's a spinoff waiting to happen too, "Borg vs Pakleds". I can imagine the dialogue now:

    "We are Borg, you will be assimilated, to have perfection, resistance is futile."
    "We need things that make us strong."

    Okay, that might not last 26 episodes... much less 26 minutes... but both have pretty much the same mannerisms - stealing others' technology... it's amazing how the same theme from one one-off little story ends up becoming iconic and mammoth when the species encompassing those traits is altered so slightly- as the Borg proved to be regarding the concepts behind "Arsenal" and "Samaritan Snare".
     
  5. 1001001

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    The Borg would simply travel back in time and prevent the first weapon from being launched.

    :shrug:
     
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  6. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    They didn't develop their own stuff, only stole and combined with whatever they had on hand.

    The Pakleds are safe from assimilation. They are the Alpha Quadrant's Kazon due to this.

    (Though LOWER DECKS actually made them an actual, real threat... something I never thought possible.)

    I always loved "The Arsenal of Freedom" for many reasons. Great episode.
     
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  7. Dryson

    Dryson Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Not a spoiler, would the Borg try and go back in time or set up ambushes along the time line from 2900 to 3100 to keep the Burn from happening?
     
  8. Vger23

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  9. Shawnster

    Shawnster Commodore Commodore

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    The Borg would adapt to the first weapon by the 3rd shot. After assimilating the weapon, they would be invulnerable to further weapons.
     
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  10. Qonundrum

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    Unless it's Starfleet-made and the plot demands each individual phaser can spew out six zaps of goodness before the Borg become bothered. :devil:
     
  11. Oddish

    Oddish Commodore Fleet Captain

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    It would depend, in the end, how intelligently each system (Borg collective or Echo Papa 607) was designed to adapt. The system that could out-innovate the other would win. My money's on the Borg.
     
  12. publiusr

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    They absorb that tech—look out. Data’s tricorder might have some spec’s. It is all destroyed now.