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Dominion or Borg?

positronicmalfunction

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Report this Nov. 14 2009, 9:34 pm

What do you all think?

LtPondwater9

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Report this Nov. 14 2009, 9:55 pm

The Dominion. They posed a greater threat and probably could of kept the war going for far longer than it had gone. The effects of the Dominion were far more devastating than the Borg. Not saying that the Borg are any less of a threat but more losses were to the Dominion. The Borg with all its superior tactical defenses and technology were continuously beaten back.

TheDriver

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Report this Nov. 15 2009, 2:53 am

In TNG, a Borg cube threatened a small Starfleet flotilla and Earth. Then in First Contact, a Borg cube also threatened a small Starfleet flotilla and Earth (and quite possibly the formation of a Federation of Planets).

In DS9, thousands of Dominion warships threatened every sentient race and civilization in both the Alpha and Beta Quadrants.

You make the call. :cool:

kvlc

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Report this Nov. 15 2009, 7:32 pm

The Dominion were defeated by a disease infecting the Founders.  Do you think the Borg would be so easily dispatched?

redstar2111379

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Report this Nov. 15 2009, 7:39 pm

I Would Definitely say that the Dominion are a Greater Threat,They're just more Lethal!!!

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Report this Nov. 15 2009, 10:23 pm

Quote (kvlc @ Nov. 15 2009, 5:32 pm)
The Dominion were defeated by a disease infecting the Founders. ¿Do you think the Borg would be so easily dispatched?

They were.  In "I, Borg" the Borg called "Hue" was sent back to the collective with some sense of individuality intact, and, like a disease, it infected all that came in contact, and were thereafter controlled by Lore in "The Descent."

I think the Dom was more dangerous, as they thought and acted individually and not as a collective.  As a collective, the Borg has always been weak--as they are all affected at the same time by the same instructions (such as: sleep).  Whereas the Dominion worked together but separately from each other--never allowing the entire "Great Link" to be infected (until Odo and Section 31).  They are only all vulnerable if they are all 'linked.'  The Borg are always vulnerable as they are always connected.

TheDriver

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Report this Nov. 16 2009, 7:45 am

Quote (kvlc @ Nov. 15 2009, 10:32 pm)
The Dominion were defeated by a disease infecting the Founders. Do you think the Borg would be so easily dispatched?

Not true.

The Federation-Klingon-Romulan Alliance still had to invade Cardassia Prime. And if the Cardassian fleet had not lent a hand? The "final battle" may well have been lost.

Although, you're right in saying the disease did have an impact. Just not in keeping the Dominion at bay ... as the Vorta and Breen would have kept on fighting.

And as for being able to infect the Borg? I believe others have answered this question better than I possibly could.

Oh, one other thing the Dominion has going for it...

The Dominion can attack (and did attack) through diplomacy, which can be far more dangerous than simply shouting "You will be assimilated!"

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Report this Nov. 16 2009, 12:11 pm

The Borg were an unsubtle, unstoppable force(while of course they end up being stopped many times) But, the Dominion are like an Anti-Federation. They are capable of diplomacy, war, and of course misdirection. It took the the major powers of the Alpha quadrant to stop the Dominion and that was after the Prophets closed the wormhole AND the Cardassians turned on them during the last battle. So, I would have to say the Dominion were the greater threat. :logical:

positronicmalfunction

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Report this Nov. 21 2009, 5:27 pm

I would agree.  I definitely think that the Dominion posed a greater threat.  I think part of that is due to the fact that the Dominion threat was explored far more than the Borg.  It seemed that the TNG storyline kept the Enterprise to more exploratory missions so the possibility of further Borg conflict never really unfolded.  Also, the Borg proved that they could destroy a fleet with just 1 cube so we only saw 1 ship at a time.  What would the Federation do against 10 cubes? 20?

Also someone posted that the Vorta and Breen would keep fighting if the Founders were eliminated.  The Breen fought alongside the Federation and allies starting midway through season 7 I believe.

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Report this Nov. 21 2009, 5:31 pm

The Borg, if they had sent a fleet of cubes the entire Alpha Quadrant would have fallen.

Vold

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Report this Nov. 21 2009, 6:37 pm

The better question is who'll host a better party. :D

The Dominion: Battleship
- The great link, sorry only for family members. :(
- Vorta hosts :)
- Distance parking, 2 light-years transportation provided
- Nursery
- Food, careful for poisons
- Moody Jem'Hadars

The Borg: Cube
- The Hive mind, for everyone better than HD TV. ;)
- Best looking drone hosts (7of9 like)
- Lots of parking space in their Cube
(Transporters provided for external parking)
- 125,000+ Guest space
- Nursery (Maturation Pool)
- Food, regeneration - Hive mind entertainment provided
Great for people

Vold

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Report this Nov. 21 2009, 6:48 pm

Quote (LtPondwater9 @ Nov. 14 2009, 9:55 pm)
The Dominion. They posed a greater threat and probably could of kept the war going for far longer than it had gone. The effects of the Dominion were far more devastating than the Borg. Not saying that the Borg are any less of a threat but more losses were to the Dominion. The Borg with all its superior tactical defenses and technology were continuously beaten back.

Can't judge it too simply as that.

Comparing the 2 based on what we see them do to the AQ are like comparing.

1 group waging war & another group simply exploring and inviting new members to their collective.

Simply put it, we haven't seen the Borg in their war shoes yet.

Just like the Dominion before the war, they too were kicked back over & over with few casualties until Sisko started the war.

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Report this Nov. 21 2009, 6:55 pm

I think if the Borg grew under Lore's control from the TNG episode Descent, they would be a greater threat. Emotions, individuals, faster, kill humanoids on-sight and with Lore and Data on the same side, they would be a much greater threat than they were without. Probably greater than the Dominion.

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Report this Nov. 21 2009, 6:57 pm

Quote (Khoufu_Khorushu @ Nov. 21 2009, 6:55 pm)
I think if the Borg grew under Lore's control from the TNG episode Descent, they would be a greater threat. Emotions, individuals, faster, kill humanoids on-sight and with Lore and Data on the same side, they would be a much greater threat than they were without. Probably greater than the Dominion.

Together, yes

Lore alone, he'll have a mutiny. :D
He's not a team worker or a good leader.

TheDriver

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Report this Nov. 21 2009, 7:32 pm

Quote (positronicmalfunction @ Nov. 21 2009, 8:27 pm)
The Breen fought alongside the Federation and allies starting midway through season 7 I believe.

Time to pull out those DS9 DVDs, amigo.

The Breen joined the Dominion in Season 7 and stuck with 'em till the end of the war (and the final episode of the series).

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