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Daniel Davis
Fri, Sep 19, 2014, 11:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S6: Unimatrix Zero, Part I

Yes, the introduction of the Queen made the Borg seem... less intimidating, at points. But consider this:

Before the Borg Queen, we saw that the Borg had some significant vulnerabilities; as a hive mind we saw that seemingly simple things could cause total chaos within the collective. A mathematically impossible puzzle, for instance. Look at what happened during the events of the Descent episodes.

I see the Queen as an adaptation the Borg created in order to prevent the entire collective from collapsing due to the malicious introduction of individuality. She's a buffer. She herself in fact states that she "Brings order to chaos".

This is why they just manufacture another Queen every time one gets vaporized.
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Daniel Davis
Sat, Jan 18, 2014, 11:13pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S5: A Matter of Time

You know, one thing always bothered me about this episode (and so many other Trek eps) is how they just leave these threads so unresolved.
What I mean is this- So they've sent the timeship back in time and stranded Rasmussen.
Except that, according to dialogue in the ep, they don't have the ability to break into the ship. The ship will only open up with Rasmussen's handprint. The ship's location is also only known to Rasmussen; being sent back to that location would most likely make it seem like a big immovable rock to the people of that century.
So all he has to do is just find his way back to New Jersey and get back in the timeship and he's back in business. And chances are, at some point he'll have access to a replicator and so be able to remake all things the Enterprise crew indignantly took back from him.
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Daniel Davis
Wed, Aug 28, 2013, 12:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Half a Life

CoffeeAddict, I completely agree with you.

It would be awesome to see someone write a novel or future Star Trek series episode where a mention is made of how the-now dead, lifeless world doomed itself due to the people's utter stupidity.
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