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. »
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… »
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… »
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." »
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'… »
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. »
Cyborgs have existed in popular culture for decades, from Doctor Who's Cybermen to Darth Vader to the Borg, and beyond. »
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. »
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… »
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. »
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. »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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,… »
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… »
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… »
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… »
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… »