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Old 01-02-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Where did the Borg come from?

Yeah, I'm still watching Star Trek... it's a Borg episode where they capture one and want to release him back into the collective with a "virus."

I don't ever recall hearing any info about where the Borg came from... were they from a race of people who created cyborgs to use as slaves or something, and eventually the computers took over like in the Matrix?
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:27 PM   #2
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I think you're overanalyzing the show.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:28 PM   #3
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I think you're overanalyzing the show.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:28 PM   #4
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Go watch all the episodes of TNG, they tell you in one. Oh, and as Chumpman said, you are overanalyzing the show.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:29 PM   #5
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:31 PM   #6
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They just named him Hugh... and he said "we are Hugh." They should have named him "flaming homosexuals who dance around naked and probe eachother."
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:31 PM   #7
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they came from the delta quadrant
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:31 PM   #8
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Delta Quadrant.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:31 PM   #9
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The Delta quadrant, duh.[img]i/expressions/rolleye.gif[/img]




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Old 01-02-2004, 03:33 PM   #10
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I think the new Star Trek show called "Enterprise" kind of got into it a little in one of their episodes. They found a Borg on earth in Antarctica or something that had crash landed there a million years ago or something. He was all froze so they thawed him out and he woke up and went nuts. It was a cool episode. They still don't really tell you where they came from, but it kind of seems like it might be developed in later episodes.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:33 PM   #11
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Duh... but who created the machines that started taking over races?
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:35 PM   #12
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Duh... but who created the machines that started taking over races?
perhaps it was a being similar to data, gone very awry (of course he wouldn't be related to Data, but you get the idea.)

I don't know that it's ever been fully explained, but I believe they hint on it in First Contact.
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Duh... but who created the machines that started taking over races?
perhaps it was a being similar to data, gone very awry (of course he wouldn't be related to Data, but you get the idea.)

I don't know that it's ever been fully explained, but I believe they hint on it in First Contact.
Downloading... I mean... renting... First Contact
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:41 PM   #14
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:51 PM   #15
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they came from the leftover terminators after the machines became self-aware...


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they came from the leftover terminators after the machines became self-aware...
Wouldn't the alpha quadrant have been assimilated first then? They came from the delta quadrant.
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Old 01-02-2004, 03:53 PM   #17
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Ummm
Vger was fixed by the borg if I remember correctly. Spock mind melded with vger and was added to the collective and captain kirk and picard did a dual mind meld with spock and was cleaned of the borgy programming.
Kirk also blew up the borg home world.

I need to reread The Returne. William shatner wrote it.
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Vger was fixed by the borg if I remember correctly. Spock mind melded with vger and was added to the collective and captain kirk and picard did a dual mind meld with spock and was cleaned of the borgy programming.
Kirk also blew up the borg home world.

I need to reread The Returne. William shatner wrote it.
The power was out all yesterday for me, so I read that book again, kinda funny you mentioned it.
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I kinda like Janeway.... I don't see why people don't like her.... maybe its the fact that its a woman as an authority figure....
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I kinda like Janeway.... I don't see why people don't like her.... maybe its the fact that its a woman as an authority figure....
I don't like her cause she sucks as an actress. Her character looks very "forced," like she's trying too hard... unlike Picard who was a natural leader.
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I kinda like Janeway.... I don't see why people don't like her.... maybe its the fact that its a woman as an authority figure....
I don't like her cause she sucks as an actress. Her character looks very "forced," like she's trying too hard... unlike Picard who was a natural leader.
Agreed. I don't dislike the Janeway character, but the actress playing the character. Patrick Stewart plays the Picard role well.
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I kinda like Janeway.... I don't see why people don't like her.... maybe its the fact that its a woman as an authority figure....
I don't like her cause she sucks as an actress. Her character looks very "forced," like she's trying too hard... unlike Picard who was a natural leader.
Agreed. I don't dislike the Janeway character, but the actress playing the character. Patrick Stewart plays the Picard role well.
That's because Patrick Stewart > Kate Mulgrew for acting ability.

Patrick Stewart is great.
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I kinda like Janeway.... I don't see why people don't like her.... maybe its the fact that its a woman as an authority figure....
I don't like her cause she sucks as an actress. Her character looks very "forced," like she's trying too hard... unlike Picard who was a natural leader.
Agreed. I don't dislike the Janeway character, but the actress playing the character. Patrick Stewart plays the Picard role well.
That's because Patrick Stewart > Kate Mulgrew for acting ability.

Patrick Stewart is great.
He played a gay man on Frasier.
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Since no one has said the obligatory Uranus, I feel compelled to do so now
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