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

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

#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 lot of… » 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

#6: Sentinels (The Matrix)

How deadly are they? They took over the Earth and keep humans around only as batteries. Which, you know, is potentially an environmentally solution to the whole need for energy (Although they did start out with solar power.
Who's responsible? Humanity en masse. The robots that ended up taking over the world started out … » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm

#7: Sentinels (Marvel Comics)

How deadly are they? They almost eradicated the mutant race, killing millions in one afternoon's work by destroying the island of Genosha. There's also a much-visited future where the Sentinels have taken over the world and killed the X-Men and many other superheroes.
Who's responsible? Humanity's intolerance and fear. … » 5/19/09 12:30pm 5/19/09 12:30pm