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Cyborg Apocalypse

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A Borg assimilating a Vulcan star fleet officer (who happens StalinDC's T'Var. Since this never actually happened to that charascter it must all be a bad dream. That's a relief.) The Borg are a genuinely nightmarish creation, combining the worst aspects of vampires, communists, and and transhumanists. Their aesthetic and their interest in cubes seems to be influenced by the Hellraiser Cenobites. They are creepy. The film 'First Contact' made a bit of an impression on me, back in the day. 

Done to make up numbers at the latest contest at :icondazaholics: the theme being 'Cyborg Apocalypse'.
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Haegun's avatar

As a former military officer, the idea of turning enemy casualties into soldiers for your side does has distinct advantages.

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Not really in the spirit of the Geneva Convention, that idea...

leatherslut1's avatar
Sexy Starfleet officer in her skintight uniform becoming a victim of the relentless borg advance
StalinDC's avatar
Definitely a bad dream had by Admiral T'Var years later. She sees her younger self being assimilated.. :o
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Dreams are not logical.
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fabulous work, it will do great in the contest
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
Ever heard of the Posbi in the german sci-fi series Perry Rhodan from the sixties?

They are selfreplicating cyborgs (although less human looking), collective and travel in super powered cube like spaceships about 2 km side lenght looking as if cobbled together from machinery at random .

Harvesting and raiding on inhabited planets from their secret machine planets...

Does that sound familiar? Only it predates the Star Trek Borg by two decades.
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Never heard of that. Well they say copying from one person is 'plagiarism', copying from many is 'research'.
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Magnus-StrindboemHobbyist Digital Artist
That made me laugh :D Good point!
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GafftheHorseHobbyist Digital Artist
'communist'? - wait 'til the central committee hears about this.....more insect hive, or like here in the UK we're stuck with archaic leftovers of 'rule be divine right' medieval brutality.

Some Trekkies argue they were less terrifying when it was decided that they should be led by a queen. She first appears in the movie, welded into the backstory with a 'lame' she was there all along, but not, by Picard when he was Locutis.

Kind of like the whole 'V' reboot was ruined by switching to an insecty thing from a reptile thing.

We are all borg, try living your life outside the rules and laws of the collective, or just be something or someone the mob of drones dislikes.
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Actually,ABC`s V still had them as reptilians in their true form,their culture was just organized in a somewhat more insectoid fashion.
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GafftheHorseHobbyist Digital Artist

Maybe they were reptile in looks just a little, but the look was ambivalent and they acted far more insect than they looked reptile.


It's not the only reason it failed compared to the original though.

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Ya and it also pandered to Tea Party conspiracy buffs,Birthers and "Truthers" who literally think Obama,Michelle and Hillary are cannibalistic reptilian alien invaders IRL. (Despite this,Morena Baccarin as Anna was quite compelling and the idea behind Bliss was quite interesting as a narrative device even if the execution was rather lazy and trite at times,especially at the very end.)
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Elenanais2000Student Digital Artist
Right on... The Borg are Cybermen meet the Cenobites.
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Indeed they are!
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