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Q why are they so strict about the borg

tabularasa44

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Report this Jul. 24 2004, 11:38 am

I am wondering why the Q are so strict about the borg  like when Q's son bring the borg to voyger the Q tell his son not to provoke the borg why is that

GACSean

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Report this Jul. 24 2004, 3:33 pm

Before the Q have talked about punishment for interfereing too much with the universe, but by the looks of it, that is all that Q does. There are probably some limits on it, or Q was just trying to teach his son some limits.

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Report this Jul. 24 2004, 4:51 pm

the thing is that the borg being a pretty powerful species, is is easy to alter time into a stream where they have taken over the galaxy and probably a few others too. And that can be a bit of a effort to correct for the Q, so a a general rule the don't fool around with them much. Besides, what fun are the borg to play with anyways?:bored:

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Report this Jul. 24 2004, 10:46 pm

Q loves to toy with the humans, so he wouldnt want his "toys" assimilated because then he would have no fun.

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Report this Jul. 24 2004, 11:01 pm

I bet the borg are trying to find a way to enter the Q contiuum like they did with species 8472:bored:

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Report this Jul. 25 2004, 6:06 am

The answer to this question may be very simple to find.

The Borg collective already knows about the existence of the Q-Continuum and that posses a possible treath to the Q, since the Borg are very advanced in terms of technology and might even find a doorway to the Continuum, like they did in to Fluidic Space to try to assimilate Spieces 8472. The Q on their terms don't know everything about the Borg, since the Borg are not individuals in terms of thought and are more difficult to probe by the Q, than any individual, like Picard, Janeway or anybody else.
Conclusion may be that the Borg Collective is a possible treath to the Q-Continuum, since the Borg are most likely the most powerful adversaries in this and perhaps other Galaxies in terms of size, concept and technology. This combined with the Borg's quest to perfect themselves, makes it likely they see the Q as THE most perfect race, like they do with the Omega Particle and are doing everything to get that state of perfection.

EfficientVulcan

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Report this Jul. 25 2004, 2:18 pm

The Borg have the ability to "adapt" in ways that no other group can.  Perhaps Q is worried that they will learn to adapt to the antics of Q.  
What if Q was assimilated by the borg!!  There would be no stopping them. :O

MarkUK

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Report this Jul. 25 2004, 7:22 pm

Its very doubtful that the Borg could assimilate or destroy the Q as the Q are omnipotent meaning all powerful therefore above the rest.

The Borg are like any other race, there just a lot more aggressive furthermore how would you assimilate the Q, there not organic, technology any other substance.

All the Q would have to do is click there fingers and the whole Borg would be gone in a flash.

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Report this Jul. 25 2004, 7:25 pm

If the Borg had have had access to the Voyager computer, they would have discovered the method the Q Female used to open a singulary to the Continuum. The Q are more vulnerable on their own turf.

MarkUK

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Report this Jul. 25 2004, 7:32 pm

How do we even know if the borg could exist there they may not even understand the continuum, Q had to  set the scene for janeway and the others.

For instance the episode where Qinn wanted to commit sucide, he had to show what the life was like in basic terms, that could be understood by humans.

DesignationLocutus

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Report this Jul. 25 2004, 7:52 pm

Quote (MarkUK @ July 25 2004, 4:32 pm)
How do we even know if the borg could exist there they may not even understand the continuum, Q had to  set the scene for janeway and the others.

For instance the episode where Qinn wanted to commit sucide, he had to show what the life was like in basic terms, that could be understood by humans.

We don't, but we also don't know that they might.

Xar

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Report this Jul. 26 2004, 2:45 am

If you want to talk real life, I'd bet it was inspired by the mysterious alien race in Arthur Clarke's Space Odyssey series, and how they forbade humanity from interfering with the development of life on Europa. The idea in Clarke's world is that the unknown alien race spread the seeds of life to various planets, and they didn't want the two races (humans and Europans) to interact until some time in the future. Similarly, it is possible that when Maurice Hurley (TNG 1st Season writer) created the Q and the Borg, he had something similar in mind - that the Q had somehow influenced the development of both species, and would now begin to influence their interactions. He had designed Q as a sadistic God-figure, and the Borg as an "unstoppable devil." After that, he would have set Picard up as the middleman in the struggle between good and evil.

Unfortunately, we'll never know what Hurley intended - despite being an absolutely genius sci-fi writer, strikes forced him to quit at the end of the 1st season.

EfficientVulcan

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Report this Jul. 28 2004, 11:39 am

Quote (MarkUK @ July 25 2004, 4:22 pm)
Its very doubtful that the Borg could assimilate or destroy the Q as the Q are omnipotent meaning all powerful therefore above the rest.

It's true that by definition Qs are omnipotent, but not entirely.  Q's son had his powers taken away from him in a Voyager episode once.  The question is whether the borg could learn how Q did this and do it to Q himself.

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Report this Jul. 28 2004, 6:37 pm

I think it's more along the lines of they're so dangerous to other species that they shouldn't be provoked. Like if you were a bee keeper and your son kept 'borrowing' a few nests and leaving them on your neighbor's porch. You'd probably be nervously annoyed about it.

EmoDan

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Report this Jul. 29 2004, 12:09 am

i'd like to think more because Q had a soft spot for Voyager itself, Q never seemed to show much regard for other races.  I mean, Voyager was in Borg space, provoking them would not be advisable.

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