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Phasers and Borg

- Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:05:12 EST +NaP1sHU No.67857
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I was rewatching First Contact the other day and the Borg are pretty much immune to phasers (seems to be a common occurrence in Voyager as well), yet not to bullets, so why doesn't the Federation have a stash of AKs for crews going up against the Borg?

It can't be a logistics thing (the 40k explanation for shitty lasguns), as they have access to replicators and could literally magic everything up out of thin air. Why don't they immediately start replicating guns and bullets when the come up against the Borg?

I was trying to come up with an answer, could it be that the Federation plain don't like guns, they associate them with all the suffering of the 20th Century which was even bloodier in Star Trek world than ours with WWIII in the 90s and they prefer a more civilised weapon that's mostly used to stun not kill?

But I don't think this works, as the humans have phasers in the mirror universe.

Any thoughts?
Jonathan Archer - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 15:08:49 EST FA22Nn8e No.67858 Reply
Shields against kinetic energy seems pretty basic compared to shields against plasma or whatever a phaser shoots which can also vary in frequency or modulation.

My guess is it's not something they expect but would swiftly adapt to.
Weyoun 5 - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 17:40:09 EST pyyl83GW No.67859 Reply
They are now immuned to bullets. Picard used an old machine gun on them. Takes a little while for them to build up the immunity that humans could resort to this.
Commander Tomalak - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 18:33:22 EST oDV8iW5L No.67860 Reply
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Since the Borg seem to adapt AFTER something becomes a problem for them, do you think it would be feasible to fight them with like a knife, then a spear, then catapults, then cannons and guns, then nukes and space weapons? Or would they adapt to "physical object moving about x m/s" and resist all physical attacks? What is their limit because they clearly have one, Species 84762 (I know thats wrong but I always forget the specific number) fucks them up all the time with some SUPER LASER do you think eventually they could adapt or does all the information get destroyed by the loss of cubes? Wouldn't the collective eventually become all powerful given enough time and resources?
Helena Rozhenko - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:08:20 EST bOlOhkyn No.67861 Reply
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given that First Contact shows how holograms can totally wreck the borg's shit it should have been EMH
Marital Arts
Helena Rozhenko - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:21:59 EST bOlOhkyn No.67863 Reply
lol I meant martial
marital could work like Tetsuo the Iron Man though
Rekelen - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 02:19:07 EST lRtlI3NG No.67864 Reply
I like martial arts hologram better. We can call it emah.
Captain Blackwood - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 20:43:53 EST pyyl83GW No.67866 Reply
The answer to species 8472 was an adaption of the whole borg node. I propose since there is no physical consciousness outside of itself for that type of change, it would have killed them. The flaw that they really need to be aware is from nature.
James T Kirk - Tue, 25 Jun 2019 21:50:46 EST Z4SQa2a3 No.67868 Reply
I'm just sayin' it would be kinda funny if you convinced normies that 8472 was a nazi dogwhistle, cuz if that happened you know no amount of star trek fans would ever be able to convince them back again.
Kasidy Yates-Sisko - Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:48:17 EST qMhwBmdn No.67870 Reply
Would not be all that hard. If you've seen this YT channel Steve Shives that guy has a raging Nazi hate boner and stuffs Nazi hate in his Star trek videos for no reason. No seriously half way through it's like going to Wikipedia and trying to get to Hitler's page in as few links as possible from a random page and 5 minutes later it's not even a trek video any more.

Now I know fans from this board don't really mesh their political views here and I love that cuz it really doesn't matter. But that Steve guy irks me with his some cold stance of only lefties can like trek when trek has always been pretty centrist. Film theory also did a convincing video about the feds being fascist too so setting up the trek normies about 8472 shouldn't be too hard.
Kasidy Yates-Sisko - Wed, 26 Jun 2019 04:54:02 EST qMhwBmdn No.67871 Reply
Now that I've read the thread I don't know where this came from but it would be funny none the less.
Private W Woods - Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:03:48 EST bOlOhkyn No.67873 Reply
I'd say go for the vulcan hand sign, since that's actually a jewish thing
Ensign McFarlane - Sat, 29 Jun 2019 04:28:14 EST NmJ0Aupw No.67883 Reply
Steve Shives' Trek videos are a whole lot better than the videos he used to make.

Glad he's doing something productive with his time now.
Cmdr. Erika Benteen - Sun, 30 Jun 2019 17:09:51 EST cz2TWSOJ No.67889 Reply
If only normies wasn't a the future /pol/ dogwistle at this point.

mods can probably lock this thread now, but it had to be said.
General K'Trelan - Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:07:28 EST hblDqxnb No.67891 Reply
His content is great right until he starts jamming that modern political shit into it.
General K'Trelan - Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:08:29 EST hblDqxnb No.67892 Reply
Every thing is a dog whistle isn't it? Relax, veteran trekies can refer to every one else as normies.
Guinan - Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:55:42 EST b048m/L8 No.67895 Reply
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>the word 'normies' is nazispeak
wow we really, really need to reinstate bullying
Kang - Mon, 01 Jul 2019 18:34:11 EST cz2TWSOJ No.67896 Reply
So much for keeping out "polarizing" shit.
I propose an experiment just google "normies", pick "Past 24 hours" and look at the results.
Guinan - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:20:57 EST A/Sc0GJk No.67899 Reply
A..are you trolling me? I'm not coming up with anything relevant after conducting such a search. If so well done. Although you did make me discover that Normie can apparently be a surname so I guess it wasnt all a waste
Karr - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 19:51:37 EST bOlOhkyn No.67902 Reply
it's secret double nazi because Cliff and Norm on Cheers were secret nazis
Mobara - Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:22:16 EST 6lsA578Y No.67906 Reply
Oh shit I may have to fire up the Sims and rename Bob newbie.

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