. When the caelier captured the vessel they held the crew hostage because of their fear of being exposed due to the highly advanced technology they wished to keep secret. In one of the few instances of the Borg negotiating, in exchange for safe passage through Borg space, the Voyager crew devises a way to destroy the otherwise invulnerable Species 8472. The Saratoga is destroyed by the Borg, killing Sisko's wife, Jennifer. I am the Collective.") Voyager NCC-74656 to the Borg failed. The Borg are noted for their use of powerful starships (the Borg Cube for example), assimilation of other species, and for wanting to acquire new technologies. The Borg's ultimate goal is "achieving perfection".[1][2]. Borg possess a "cortical node" that controls other implanted cybernetic devices within a Borg's body; it is most often implanted in the forehead above the organic eye. [2], The Hazari race, of the Delta Quadrant. This list was originally compiled by Neo Matrix and updated with information from Starfleet Headquarters, Delta Blues, and M. Meneks of BorgSpace.See also the StarTrek.com Library, which was pointed out to me more recently.. [1] It was in the midst of the 8472 battle that Seven of Nine came aboard Voyager and was later severed from the Collective. The nanoprobes rewrite the cellular DNA, altering the victim's biochemistry, and eventually form larger, more complicated structures and networks within the body, like electrical pathways, processing and data-storage nodes, and ultimately prosthetic devices that spring forth from the skin. The pathogen caused thousands of drones to randomly manifest hundreds of thousands of personalities, leading to chaos among the drones and, ultimately, the destruction of their Cube. If the cortical node fails, the Borg eventually dies. During this episode, Janeway infects the Borg with a neurolytic pathogen which infects the collective and kills the Queen. They generate new technology inside a Borg when needed and protect them from many forms of disease. The Ferengi were originally intended as the new enemy for the United Federation of Planets, but their comical appearance and devotion to capitalist accumulation by free enterprise failed to portray them as a convincing threat. [10], Civilization assimilated by the Borg that had advanced medical technology, including a method for reversing cellular necrosis, thus allowing the Borg to reactivate drones as much as 73 hours after “death.” This technique was used by Seven of Nine aboard the Voyager to revive Neelix. ", Guinan mentions that the Borg are "made up of organic and artificial life [...] which has been developing for [...] thousands of centuries." Seeking to assimilate this civilization and its technology, the Borg launched an attack on the fluidic space realm, only to be repelled by Species 8472. but is named Borg Queen in the closing credits. [11] The Borg appear in just six episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation and 23 major appearances in Star Trek: Voyager.[11]. Though it was planned to be released that winter, Activision later cancelled the game's development. ", Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) writers began to develop the idea of the Borg as early as the Season 1 episode, "Conspiracy", which introduced a coercive, symbiotic life form that took over key Federation personnel. The method of assimilating individual life-forms into the Collective has been represented differently over time. Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. set in 2365. Members of this species were gifted linguists, some knowing several thousand languages. [18], Writers Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens developed an unproduced idea for an episode that would have featured Alice Krige as a Starfleet medical technician who encounters the Borg and is assimilated – thereby becoming the Borg Queen.[19]. Borg drones are also equipped with a neural processor, which keeps a record of every instruction that particular Borg receives from the collective hive mind. After successfully driving Species 8472 back into their fluidic space, Seven of Nine is severed from the Collective and becomes a member of Voyager's crew. Picard is abducted and assimilated by the Borg and transformed into Locutus (Latin for "he who speaks"). The Borg are an alien group that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise. (TNG: "The Best of Both Worlds"; Star Trek: First Contact) The nature of these implants varies from drone to drone, depending on its intended function, but basic nodes of cordical, interlink & cortical array are implemented in every drone. The second encounter with the borg was made by Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the U.S.S. Here is my guess about species 125. Their oral history referred to a powerful substance which could “burn the sky.” The Borg were intrigued, and they followed a trail of myth through several cultures until it learned about the Omega molecule. Since different drones have different roles, the arm may be specialized for myriad purposes such as medical devices, scanners, and weapons. In the Star Trek novel Probe, which takes place following the events of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, the Borg are mentioned obliquely in communication with the whale-probe as spacefaring "mites" (the whale-probe's term for humanoid races) who traveled in cubical and spherical spacefaring vessels; the Borg apparently attacked the whale-probe and damaged its memory in some fashion before the events of the film.