What Early Humans Might Have Had In Common With The Borg

In Star Trek, the prospect of being assimilated into the Borg Collective—and losing all sense of self—is a fate worse than death. One theory about the evolution of human consciousness could explain why we find the Borg so uniquely unsettling. » 11/20/14 10:48am 11/20/14 10:48am

Learn How to Make a Borg Cube Cake in This Video

If you, like me, love themed baked goods, then Rosanna Pansino's videos are perfect. In this one, she does a simple how-to for a Borg cube cake that looks like something that even the less artistically inclined could easily pull off. » 11/09/14 9:00pm 11/09/14 9:00pm

How to apply Borg naming conventions to your chickens

Suppose you keep chickens, and you want to name them according to the Borg designations? So if you've got four chickens, they're one of four, two of four, etc.? So far so good. But then what if one dies and is replaced? That's the dilemma one message board considered. » 1/02/14 1:35pm 1/02/14 1:35pm

Is it possible that the Borg are the perfect enemy?

What makes for truly awesome bad guys in science fiction? First, they must be intriguing — either because we want to know what their motivations could be, or because they're so alien that we just want to know more about what makes them tick. Most importantly, though, bad guys have to change over time. Good characters… » 2/18/13 1:37pm 2/18/13 1:37pm

What's worse: an all-powerful hero, or an all-powerful villain?

Sometimes, a hero becomes so powerful, nothing can touch him or her. Take pre-Crisis Superman, who juggled planets and laughed off nukes. And sometimes, a villain is so unstoppable, your best defense is as much use as a cardboard box. Like the Borg. Or the Observers, who are an army of teleporting super-intelligent… » 12/26/12 2:00pm 12/26/12 2:00pm

Borg Cube t-shirt delivers "Resistance is Futile" message via QR code

Taylor Morgan has come up with a use for the QR code that's actually quite clever. He's printed it on the side of a Borg Cube, and when you scan the code, it reads, "We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Your biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile." » 12/16/12 11:00am 12/16/12 11:00am

We can't resist this massive Borg Cube wedding cake

When redditor pat_inthehat posted that his aunt makes wedding cakes, he made a serious understatement. She doesn't just make cakes; she makes delectable vessels of flour and frosting. Her Borg Cube cake is fantastic, swarmed by little plastic starships, but that won't save it from being assimilated into the guests'… » 8/05/12 9:00am 8/05/12 9:00am

Resist cold weather with this creepy knitted Borg mask

Because normal ski masks don't inspire the terror of species-wide assimilation, Redditor k80k80k80 knitted up a Star Trek Borg head to keep heads cold — and passersby on their toes — come winter. I'd say it could use a red light beaming out from the side, but really, this thing is plenty terrifying as is. » 6/23/12 12:30pm 6/23/12 12:30pm

Watch Ronnie James Dio stab a Borg in the nads with a light saber

In 1984, Ronnie James Dio's eponymous band followed up the success of Holy Diver with their second album, The Last in Line. The title track was accompanied by a completely insane video directed by Don Coscarelli, director of Phantasm and Beastmaster. » 4/05/12 10:58am 4/05/12 10:58am

Borg family portrait will assimilate you with adorableness

These photographs of a Borg clan were taken by Winnie Au were at a Las Vegas Star Trek convention. Said Au of the shoot, "Everyone i met there was super friendly and down to earth, and they all knew each other and had been going to these conventions every year for many years. They really were like a big family, and it… » 11/24/11 7:30am 11/24/11 7:30am

Cross-stitched Borg serenity prayer is a kinder, gentler way of saying…

Remember those Star Wars daily affirmations from scifi needlepoint maven Steotch? Here's a new one featuring Locutus of Borg, daintly imploring you to kiss your free will goodbye. It can be yours for $399. [Via Neatorama] » 1/23/11 10:45am 1/23/11 10:45am

These Are Not the Late-Night Hosts You Are Looking For: 11 Sci-Fi…

The latest late night wars have proven to be more riveting (and fun) than any trade dispute between the Galactic Republic and Trade Federation. We thought we'd help NBC out by offering eleven suitable replacements for either Jay or Conan. » 1/17/10 3:00pm 1/17/10 3:00pm

Countdown Science Fiction's 10 Most Murderous Robots

It's one thing to talk about Killer Robots, but which ones have actually managed to really rack up the senseless slaughter? Here are our choices for the ten deadliest robots for you to avoid. » 5/19/09 1:00pm 5/19/09 1:00pm

Could'a Been Contenders...

Wondering where Daleks, Cybermen and the Borg are? They're over in the "Do cyborgs really count as robots?" corner, although it's arguably worth pointing out that Daleks aren't really robots at all, just aliens inside weirdly-shaped suits of armor... that may as well be robots for all we actually care. I'm sure there… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#1: The Manhunters

How deadly are they? They destroyed all life within Space Sector 666 because of a "programming glitch." How big is a Space Sector? Unknown, although the entire universe is split into at least 3601 of them, and Final Crisis claims that there are "thousands of worlds" within Earth's sector. So let's just say that's a… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#2: Unicron

How deadly is he? He eats planets for breakfast. And lunch. And dinner. And if they're populated, all the better; it adds texture, apparently.
Who's responsible? It very much depends who you ask; Unicron has been given multiple histories throughout the years, including being a fallen god who somehow became a robot, a… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#3: The Cylons

How deadly are they? They destroyed the twelve colonies of humanity, committing genocide on a scale unimaginable to everyone except Glen A. Larson and Ron Moore.
Who's responsible? It depends on which version you're asking about. The original series had the robots built by a dying alien race also called cylons,… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#4: Separatist Battle Droids

How deadly are they? Apparently, an unstoppable killing machine that continually causes trouble for the Republic and their Jedi forces during the many years of Star Wars' Clone Wars. Despite their apparent ineffectualness, the war continued for many years, therefore the estimated high kill-rate and higher ranking on… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#5: Skynet/The Terminators

How deadly are they? They took over the Earth and are pretty much trying to destroy all human life, starting with a successful nuclear annihilation of three million people. You've seen The Terminator movies, right?
Who's responsible? The military. Sure, you could blame original creators Cyberdyne Systems, but I'm… » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm