Patterns fascinate me. I've noticed a common, yet exclusive type of species that can be described as totally communal in that "the one is the all" type of specie running through the Trek universe. The first one we meet in TNG are Q. They do recognize the individual, but consider themselves the one: They are all Q. Another species of note are (is?) The Great Link. They only become individual if and when they can take on the form of another creature. Yes, they might be individuals, but they most desire to be immersed together as one in the Great Link. Both of the above have developed through the process of nature. And then come...(DUM DUM DAHHHHH!) The Borg. I imagine the Borg being a very successful mistake of science...someone's science project gone wrong. I'd like to know more about their origin. One is not born Borg, they are violently assimilated. They reproduce by destruction of other's individuality to create the One Mind. They are not a natural evolution as seen by the addition of cybernetic implants and microscopic devices called nanoprobes. They, more or less, have been created by lesser-beings, not nature (or God, if you will). Their search for perfection is simply because they lack it. The only way they learn is by assimilation of knowledge. Because creativity is the genius of the individual mind, this eludes Borg. Because the Borg mind destroys genius, they will never find perfection. (besides, perfection is boring) Because my experience in the StarTrek world is greatly through watching the television series(es?). Yes, I've seen some films. I was there when the first film was released...so excited (for the first 15 minutes). The question I have for this forum is, do any of the films introduce any other "one in all and all in one" species?