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#1 10 years ago

Ok so i just finished reading some star trek books about the borg (resistence and before dishonor). so i was wandering around a book store when i came across a mirror universe star trek book. then it hit me. what would mirror universe borg be like? would they be kind and give you a choice if you wanted to be assimilated or not or would they be worse. would they even exist? What do you people think.:cool::confused:




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#2 10 years ago

Wow, neat what if... Now for my thoughts on this. The borg would be exacty the same as in our universe. They are to far away to be affected by the Terran Empires conquests, or it's defeat at the hands of the Klingon/Cardassian Allaince. So it stands to reason the Q would NEVER have sent the ISS Enterprise to the delta quadrant to encounter the Borg to begin with.




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#3 10 years ago

I agree. OR in another mirror universe the Bord assimilated nearly the whole Alpha Quadrant ;)




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#4 10 years ago

I think their would be two borg hives...the colelctive and the cooperative.




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#5 10 years ago

I think Borg would be the same. I mean, when it comes to everyone else, it's always pure humanoids we're talking about. Machines can't turn good or evil if they are made with only one goal (like...Data who is without emotions /if you ignore the chip/). Borg are more machine than they are humanoid and their minds are more like a computer processing than a human thought flow. Borg, in this universe, objectively aren't good or evil, they pursue improvement through assimilation. From their perspective, they're not doing anything bad. It's human psyche that makes it look bad, from our perspective. I'm not sure how clear I'm making all this, but the point is that I think Borg are more like androids than humanoids, and by that logic tells that they will always pursue improvement, as they do in this universe, therefore I think they'd be the same in the alternate. There is no human mind factor that would have them change their priorities. Humanoids experience remorse which makes them rethink their ways of accomplishing goals. Borg do not have the same thought process and their sole purpose is improvement through assimilation, cold, thoughtless and objective. So, much like Data would be the same Data /ignore the emotion chip/ in the alternate universe, I think Borg would also be the same Borg.




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#6 10 years ago

One Captain did say they were more like a force of nature than a force of evil.




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#7 10 years ago

It could be observed in that way. Nature isn't evil, it does what it has to do. The order of how things have to go. Much like Borg.




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#8 10 years ago

I agree the Borg would be the same for the same reason above, the Borg arent good or evil, they are like a machine or a hive of ants. The Borg would still follow the same programming.




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#9 10 years ago

Wait a minute if this is true this brings up even more questions. 1. without Q sending the enterprise to see the borg wouldn't the borg gain momentum and strength and eventually assimilate the galaxy:eek:? 2. since it's alternate universe would that mean voyager never made it to the alpha quadrent. if so that means the weapon to destroy species 8472 would never have been invented. if it never was the borg would have been massacred and the delta quadrant soon empty of life:eek:. then the rest of the galaxy would be next. that is not a good thing at all. why do i get the feeling the alpha quadrent (in its weakened state of war) would be easily conquered. unless a difference in the universes caused the borg never to meet 8472 then i'm sure a lot of damage would have been caused to the galaxy before a weapon to defeat them was found.




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#10 10 years ago

Well, alternate universe is not offering just the opposites of actions taken in this universe so we can't know for sure Voyager wouldn't end up in Alpha. If not there, they could have ended up just about anywhere else. Also...what would Q be like in the alternate universe??