The Borg are an alien group that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek fictional universe. The Borg are cybernetic organisms (cyborgs) linked in a hive mind called "the Collective". The Borg co-opt the technology and knowledge of other alien species to the Collective through the process of "assimilation": forcibly transforming individual beings into "drones" by injecting nanoprobes into their bodies and surgically augmenting them with cybernetic components. The Borg's ultimate goal is "achieving perfection".
The Borg are cyborgs, having outward appearances showing both mechanical and biological body parts. Individual Borg are referred to as drones and move in a robotic, purposeful style ignoring most of their environment, including beings they do not consider an immediate threat. Borg commonly have one eye replaced with a sophisticated ocular implant. Borg usually have one arm replaced with a prosthesis, bearing one of a variety of multipurpose tools in place of a humanoid hand. Since different drones have different roles, the arm may be specialized for myriad purposes such as medical devices, scanners, and weapons. Borg have flat, grayish skin, giving them an almost zombie-like appearance.
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MÖRK BORG is a doom metal album of a game. A spiked flail to the face. Rules light, heavy everything else. This is the BARE BONES EDITION; free, (almost) artless and the typography and graphic design turned down from 11 all the way to a sensible 4-5. When we made the original book we sacrificed a lot of things on the experimental altar of aesthetics and theme. This edition removes all that; strips the flesh off of this monster and leaves behind a bare skeleton. Still animated, armed and anxious to reenact the satanic panic, but bare and without all the horns and ornaments. PDF Remediation by Dai Shugars.
I am of course delighted to have this free, easy to read version of MorkBorg...but it seems strange to have a format that is designed to be easy to read, and then have a bunch of random tables in the front pages, seemingly in lieu of a table of contents. Is this an intentional design choice I am not understanding, or a last minute editing/layout whoopsie?
The Borg were a pseudo-species of cybernetic humanoids, or cyborgs, from the Delta Quadrant known as drones. No single individual truly existed within the Borg Collective (with the possible exception of the Borg Queen), as all Borg were linked into a hive mind which connected all of them and allowed information from every drone who were brought into the collective to be shared. Their ultimate goal was the attainment of 'perfection' through the forcible assimilation of diverse sentient species, technologies, and knowledge which would be added and absorbed into the hive mind. As a result, the Borg were among the most powerful and feared entities in the galaxy, without really being a true species at all. Even the powerful Q Continuum were wary of provoking the Borg. (VOY: "Q2")
In 2384, a Borg cube rendered dormant by the neurolytic pathogen was encountered by the USS Protostar. The crew proceeded to venture into the cube in order to access the vinculum to gain information on how to remove a weapon called the living construct from their ship. When the Medusan Zero volunteered to be assimilated to get the information, this act caused the cube and the drones aboard to wake up. The crew barely managed to escape as they helped Zero to break free from the Collective, who then managed to put the Borg back to sleep. (PRO: "Let Sleeping Borg Lie")
Hurley made it a plot point in "The Neutral Zone" that Federation and Romulan starbases along the Romulan Neutral Zone had been mysteriously wiped out, having been "scooped off" the face of the planet in the same way that would later be referenced in "Q Who" and shown in "The Best of Both Worlds". Intentions to lay more extensive groundwork for the Borg's introduction were frustrated by the Writer's Guild strike of 1988. By the time of their first appearance in "Q Who", the species had been changed from insects to their more budget-friendly cyborg form. (Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, pp. 169 & 180)
The Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 52) stated: "Writer Maurice Hurley derived the name Borg from the term cyborg (cybernetic organism), although it seems unlikely that a people living on the other side of the galaxy would know of the term."
The comic book crossover series Star Trek: The Next Generation - Doctor Who: Assimilation² involves a plotline in which the Cybermen of the Doctor Who universe alter time and space in order to form an alliance with the Borg. The united cyborg force proves to be a devastating threat to the Federation, but the two races end up turning against each other, with the Cybermen going to war with the Borg and forcing the crew of the Enterprise-D and the Eleventh Doctor and his companions to ally with the Borg to restore the Collective and vanquish the Cybermen. At the end of the series, the Borg start to investigate time travel in order to find a way to assimilate the Doctor.
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On the planet Coltice born and raised Mining Vespene gas is how I spent most of my days, Being overpopulated and relaxin' all cool and all playing some Thetan ball outside Scientology school. When a couple of Psychiatrists who were up to no good, started freezing brothers in my neighborhood, I got in one little volcano and my Overlord Got scared and said "your moving with the homospaiens on Teegeeak, that planet with air"
While I certainly agree that everyone has a right to free speech, it strikes me that this latest attack on Scientology is just that. It represents a somewhat satirical, certainly chaotic disruption of the Church of Scientology's attempts to subvert the free speech of others through the abuse of copyright and libel laws. Just in case anyone doesn't know the story of Scientology's inception, here it is. Back in the fifties, the Department of Defense (or was it Naval intelligence...actually, I think it was) sent two agents, Eliphas Levi and L. Ron Hubbard to Cal Tech, to infiltrate a branch of the Ordo Templi Orientis, which happened to contain a large number of scientists who had worked on projects such as the Manhattan Project. The government was concerned that these scientists were being innapropriately manipulated by this Masonic group. What agent Hubbard learned during his time in the O.T.O. directly led to his interest in creating a religion that would maximize all of the best manipulative tactics of the most succesful cults and religions of the last few millenia. He organized this information into a book that would later take the form of "Dianetics". During its infancy, this book was meant to be a sort of treatise on how to use religion to manipulate people and to make money. Scientology does both of these things with a perversely admirable flair. Can you believe these people? Scientology is run by exactly the kind of people who should be opposed by freethinkers everywhere. The last thing the world needs is another organization manipulating a misinformed populace. If anyone deserves to have their freedom of speech curtailed (not that anyone does, but hopefully you get my point), it is just these types of predatory manipulating scumsuckers. I say next time they go after sub-prime mortgage lenders, or maybe the Catholics. Hail Eris,
If you are a Scientologist reading this, wake up and smell the coffee. You are being fooled. You are being scammed. The leaders of Scientology do not care about you or the beliefs that you cherish. They care about money and political power. For the sake of freedom, for the sake of your own sanity, and for the sake of free speech please save yourself from finical and moral destruction. Continue believing what you like, but do not contribute your money and energy to power hungry scum. Do not waste your time with Tom Cruise or his unintelligent lackeys.
Freedom of speech is a worthy cause, no need for anonymity. Religion bashing is quite popular - why hide your identities? Why not show yourselves and fight freedom of speech everywhere. It is so strange that 'anonymous' claims to hold dear freedom of speech while simultaneously fearing freedom of expression.
In a season-linking double episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation Jean-Luc Picard, the captain of the Enterprise-C, is captured by a collective cyborg entity known as the Borg. Picard is transformed by the Borg into one of them - a cyborg with prosthetic implants surgically embedded and/or ...
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