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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 1:10 pm    Post subject: Death Star v. Borg Cube Reply with quote

So, there's been an image floating around Facebook of the Death Star and a Bog Cube staring at each other across empty space. Of course, being a geek, I start debating with myself...

Could the Death Star annihilate a Borg Cube? Would the Cube's undoubted resistance to other blaster-weapons (acquired through preliminary encounters with other Galactic species) translate to defending against the Superlaser?

(We're going to assume that the shields of Star Wars function like the shields of Star Trek and prevent the "Beam a proton torpedo onto their bridge" trick).
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say the DS would destroy 2-3 borg cubes straight out before the cubes assimilate.. IF that's even possible..
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I highly doubt a Borg Cube would be able to assimilate/absorb a planetary superlaser.

Hell, Species 8247 gave the Borg a brutal beatdown and curbstomped two cubes at once in 5 seconds when they first met, remember? If the Borg couldn't absorb that, then forget about absorbing the Death Star's superlaser....
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now the bigger issue, would a borg drone be able to assimilate / block a lightsaber, force lightning and the like??
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
Now the bigger issue, would a borg drone be able to assimilate / block a lightsaber, force lightning and the like??


Now that is a good question...

I can well visualize a Borg drone using its personal shield to deflect lightsaber strikes. Whether that's plausible, however....
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sutehp wrote:
garhkal wrote:
Now the bigger issue, would a borg drone be able to assimilate / block a lightsaber, force lightning and the like??


Now that is a good question...

I can well visualize a Borg drone using its personal shield to deflect lightsaber strikes. Whether that's plausible, however....


But after how many slices would it take before their personal shields have adapted?
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
Sutehp wrote:
garhkal wrote:
Now the bigger issue, would a borg drone be able to assimilate / block a lightsaber, force lightning and the like??


Now that is a good question...

I can well visualize a Borg drone using its personal shield to deflect lightsaber strikes. Whether that's plausible, however....


But after how many slices would it take before their personal shields have adapted?


Well, if the first lightsaber slice winds up decapitating the poor drone in question, that drone's shields aren't going to be activating at all....
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but as we've seen in a # of trek episodes, what kills one, often won't kill others after X many have died..
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
No, but as we've seen in a # of trek episodes, what kills one, often won't kill others after X many have died..


Quite true, I forgot about that. The Borg do love their swarm attacks, don't they?

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When they decide to come, they'll come in force. They don't do anything piecemeal.

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