You People Are Mad If You Think
Vader Couldn't Take the Borg Queen
A guest Probeatorial by
Being a patient man, for years I've read the buzz on Internet boards
and have withheld comment. But with Star Wars: Episode III in the works,
the crazy talk has begun again and this time it's gone too far. Allow
me to say it once and for all: You people are mad if you think Darth
Vader couldn't defeat the Borg Queen.
Let's sidestep the messy continuity and logic issues the very
existence of a Borg Queen raises in your sloppily patched together
canon-be-damned Star Trek universe for a moment. Any
person stopped on the street would laugh heartily at the concept of a
locus of the Borg collective harnessing and guiding a hive mind while
remaining unique in personality and having the concept of
individuality - particularly as the Borg was first conceived in Next
Generation episode 142 (Q Who?), which clearly doesn't allow for the
existence of such an individual. And we will put aside your
inevitable smoke-and-mirror semantic dance that will try to cloud
the issue by noting if one queen is destroyed, the collective will
create another in her place complete with memories and personality of
the former (which, again, I may add, flies in the face of your
illogical queen-as-individual argument, does it not?).
What is laughable to all is that his very title, Darth Vader, Dark
Lord of the Sith, should have ended the argument years ago. Even my
dog, who is so dumb he eats his own poop, knows the task of hunting
down and destroying the last remaining Jedi is a charge incomparably
harder than merely defeating a cybernetic hybrid of a woman already
tricked by the clichéd deception of Commander Data in Star Trek:
First Contact and the muddled bog-like mind of Captain Janeway in an
embarrassing number of episodes. Even without the power of the force
or mind tricks (and don't give me any of that "Sith mind control
dispersed by the Queen into the consciousness of the collective
becomes too diffuse to hold any sway" nonsense, because even your
grandmother knows better) Vader would make quick work of her. And let us
not forget, Vader is as much machine as man, so he has a unique
insight into your precious Borg - better to defeat their leader.
But to end this, let me boil it down to terms that anyone could
understand. Which is harder: Beating a queen of a collective too
stupid to get past Picard or, much worse, Janeway? Or throwing
Emperor Palpatine, supreme ruler and master of the force down a
bottomless reactor shaft? I thought so.
(Transcribed by Davejames)
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