Borg cubes in Voyager
It was the best of times, it was the worst of time traveling that got them into trouble in the first place. Voyager was lost in the Delta quadrant not the submissive Gamma quadrant, nor the politically motivated Alpha quadrant, certainly not the 4th mostly unanimous mystery quadrant. This is the fierce, highly technological, ever-warring Delta quadrant. There is one Klingon, one Vulcan (minus a couple minor storylines), and lots of Borg. The mighty Borg who take down entire races and galaxies, by sending hundreds of their mighty cubes to assimilate all who stand in their way. These same Borg who complain that they can’t conquer Earth despite sending two cubes over the course of 10 years (why wouldn’t they want to anyways?) For them it would take minutes to travel there (until Janeway blew up their space tunnels), but alas let’s move past that for now. Species 8472 was a disaster in Borg terms, who seem to add technological and all other ‘al’s’ to their collective. These highly smart billions of Borg, who have the brainpower of half the universe, were apparently outsmarted by a hologram Dr. using Borg’s own technology. When you used the Borg nano-probes to defeat species 8472′s ill-effects.
So what is up with that very silly quadrant? Seven of Nine spent seasons discovering her humanity, and fighting her Borg nature, she was built up as a sort of lone Borg who escaped the evil race (even though we have numerous examples of other drones becoming free and adapting to individuals much quicker with more ‘efficiency’.
The Borg don’t procreate all that much, they don’t sit in science labs, all they seem to do is regenerate and fix their ships when a much weaker vessels manages to outsmart them (like nearly every encounter with the Enterprise or Voyager). They still haven’t figured out how to put a condom on their assimilation tubes, as they have a nasty habit of getting ATD’s (assimiliatedly transmitted diseases). After fighting millions of ships over and over, they didn’t save the frequencies and have to re-adapt to each ship all over again? Just what do they plan on doing once they finish assimilating the entire universe anyways? Since they certainly don’t have hobbies…
Either way, Voyager certainly took us on a great adventure through the Delta quadrant, and even though there was only one Bat’leth, and mostly one Klingon to use it, we still learned a great deal about cultures from the Alpha quadrant as well. They did some good things like adding more holodecks (something many officers would have been petitioning for years earlier). Kess also had a hand in what they called ‘Airponics’, which in life today is something we call ‘Aeroponics’ (invented by NASA, basically the same thing).
Dr. & Borg in Voyager
What we really need to see is what happened in the end, they got home after being eaten by a Borg sphere (which 7 star ships couldn’t take down for some reason), and then Janeway basically says “we’ll talk about everything off camera”, and leaves the hardcore fans wanting a real ending. The future Janeway ceases to exist at this point, and we are left with an open timeline. Speaking of the timeline, if it was as easy to mess it up as they seem to do, their the Federation’s enemies would have destroyed them long ago. It would be great to see a newer Star Trek (bla the the show ‘Enterprise’, lame), where we get to see some cool things like the 29th century Borg, the Time ships that must have done quite a bit to stop Borg invasions through time, and other equally powerful enemies.
That about wraps this up, and I still want to know what the Borg are going to do if they assimilate the universe, play a game where they keep assimilating each other? There is no way to sustain their population without assimilating at their huge pace, their numbers are unsustainable without taking off those metal pieces (to become more attractive) and maybe ordering a couple books from Amazon on how to date other Borg.